Here are some mixed SOG testers underway. Some tried and true strains like MAC 1 and some brand new ones including GMO and Animal Cookies. I have half the grow at 35 days and just added some clones from seeds I am testing at day 7.
Lighting is from HLG with a HLG 300 and a HLG 550 in a 2 x 8 closet with a growing area growing made up of 2 2×3 mixing tubs using flood and drain with growstones.
Plants can grow quite differently depending on training methods and the plants genetics. A plant that branches heavily will not be a good choice for a SOG. That is why I do SOG testers. I am still fairly new to growing in sea of green and need to see which of my strains will perform best in this type of grow system.
The MAC 1 to me is the perfect plant for a sea of green. It has a narrow upright profile and is sturdy and pretty much free standing. Even its side branches are sturdy , upright and held close to the main stem.
SOG TESTERS AND MAC 1
After a bit of juggling things around the new seed testers are on one side and the other plants are in the other tote. I had an issue with some of the larger, older plants getting underwatered which was corrected. But that allowed for some nutrient build up so some leaves have some tip burn.
SEA OF GREEN TESTERS WITH SEED PLANT CLONES
In this video everything is sorted out and I talk about the genetics that went into making some of these plants. All the seed plants are in 1 tote and all the clone only plants are in the other.
ANIMAL COOKIES AND GMO DAY 35
GMO PREVIEW DAY 42
The GMO appears to be a good SOG strain. She is upright and tall and grows well as a single stem plant with minimal lower branching. She stacks buds very well along the stem too. The only thing I dont like about her is the longer finishing time than many other strains.