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Posted March 10th, 2017 by Robin Nichols in

Cloning

Creating a genetically identical plant by removing a portion (a cutting) of an existing female plant. This allows for the growth of multiple plants that are genetically identical to the “mother” plant (the plant that the cutting came from). The clones are always female and require less time to grow to harvest.

Fimming

This is similar to topping, but is more of a ‘haircut’ than actually removing the whole top of the plant. It is less traumatic to the plant and encourages bushy growth and increases cola yields.

Flushing

The process of pouring clean water through the soil or growing medium of a plant to help remove excess nutrients or solids. This is done if the plant is in distress and needs to start with fresh nutrients and growing medium. In a hydroponic system, the water reservoir is drained and refilled with fresh, plain water.

Lollipopping

The process of removing side branches and the lower, smaller growth on the plant. It allows the plant to focus its energy on its main colas.

Low Stress Training

LST involves bending the branches slowly so they grow in a wanted direction.

Monster Cropping

Taking cuttings from a flowering plant and re-vegging it.

ScrOG/SCROG (Screen of Green)

This is attaching a screen (usually of netting or chicken-wire) above the plants. It encourages the growing cannabis plants to begin to grow horizontally after reaching the height limit, thus keeping the canopy, or height, at an even level. This allows consistent light penetration into the growing plants . Many growers have consistently high yields using this method.

Screen of Green

SOG is the technique of filling the grow area with many smaller plants that have one main cola.

Super Cropping

Bending (almost breaking) the branches or main stem in order to increase nutrient uptake, resulting in stronger growth and yields.

Topping

The process of cutting off a small portion off the top of a young plant to increase yield.

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