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PurpleDreamz started grow question 4 years ago
Looking to the future, would it be at all beneficial to set up a scrog net following the mainline training?

Space will be limited and I feel the only way to get real cola separation if I end up with three plants, will be with a screen.

Also for 32"x"32" would 3-4 be too many?
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Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @PurpleDreamz! I'm also a big fan of the mainlining method, however I don't use any scrog net after the training is done. Here's why: 1/ The net will make it hard for you to work on your babies. Once everything is tie down to the net, you can't even rotate a container. 2/ The net could be useful to control plant's height, but the mainlining training method already has a big impact on the preflowering stretch, by dividing the main apex to 4 - 8 or 16 colas, you will also reduce the stretch phenomenon. 3/ The main goal of the scrog, besides controlling the height, would be to increase light penetration onto the buds. But light penetration is already very good on a well mainlined plant. Rotating your mainlined plants everyday will help the colas to get homogeneous amount of light. 4/ Scrog implies a lot of daily work, to adjust the new growth and tie everything down, whereas mainlining by itself implies a minimal work. 5/ I've seen some mainlined plants "cracking" when tied to a scrog net, in some circumstances the manifold won't survive to hardcore bending manipulations and you'll break your main stem. So to summup, I'd say that the net could be useful in some cases, not as a real scrog net but more as a stem support, if buds are heavy and stems are weak. The net could also be great if you have a height constraint, but as mentioned earlier, there are other ways to limit this height. It's up to you, now you have all the informations to make your choice and move on. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date, and happy growing! :facepunch:
NaturezNugz answered grow question 4 years ago
I am Scrogging on my first grow right now. I had 3 plants but 2 now and it helped so much to seperate the tops and help the light penetrate farther as well. Not very experienced but I will always have a net on hand from now on.
SommerVirelli answered grow question 4 years ago
Scrog will definitely benefit, especially if you’re gonna squeeze 3 or 4 plants into such a small space. Keeping the branches tucked under the screen will keep all of them level. This will also make the best use of surface area in a tent, improving your yields. You will get the same yield from one plant scrogged out in a tent as you will 3 or 4 plants within the same space. Hope this helps!
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
hey Purpledreamz, yeah setting up a scrog will be beneficial, try to set up as close down to the plants as you can, touching the sides of the pots is okay. you want to really press the growth down from day one, so the sooner the better to set it up. once these start really stretching you want to tuck in the plants once or twice daily just to make sure they're nice and under the net. this will keep their height down and build an nice even cannopy. you can't go too low at this stage so really go for it. Great idea by the way, you'll see some great yields with this technique if you do it right ! dassit good luck :rocket: