Air-Pots are a commercial brand of horticultural containers. They are cylindrical pots made of plastic with small holes at the end of cone-shaped spikes throughout. The design of Air-Pots allows for unrestricted oxygen to flow throughout the root system encouraging strong root growth and more nutritious living soil.
An alternative to traditional pots, these containers are flexible and made of a porous fabric. Cloth containers are lighter and easier to use and transport than solid containers. The fabric encourages air exchange, temperature moderation, and drainage resulting in healthier roots with more feeder shoots and, thus, heartier plants.
Netting is a trellising method using a flexible net to train the top of cannabis plants to grow horizontally allowing for better light saturation and increased yield. Netting is a very effective way to support your plant’s growth and flexible enough to adjust daily according to their growth patterns. Netting is also known as “Scrogging” or creating a “screen of green.”
Rockwool cubes are inorganic insulators made by aerating molten rock by way of steam or high-speed spinning. Rockwool is widely used as a soilless growing medium in hydroponic systems, though it’s also popular for cloning and growing from seed. Rockwool is lightweight, reusable, sterile, and easily pH conditioned. Seedlings or clones grown in Rockwool can be easily transplanted to the medium of your choice by simply dropping the whole cube into the medium once the roots have taken hold.
SCROG stands for screen of green. This is a philosophy of growing cannabis indoors that focuses exclusively on maximizing bud yield in the smallest area possible. Plants are grown and pruned as usual during the vegetative stage. When the plant is ready for flower, a screen, trellis, or net is built over it, and as the plant grows vertically, the stalks are bent below the screen to expose nodes to light. These nodes will flower vertically through the screen, potentially producing dozens of colas per plant instead of one or two as standard growing would produce.
Stakes are used to support cannabis plants’ vertical growth, especially when their colas are too heavy and dense to be supported by their stalks. Stakes allow a cannabis plant to devote its resources to growing bud rather than use them on fibrous material that will eventually be disposed of. They can also be used to support the horizontal growth of lower nodes, tying them down to the ground and encouraging them to grow out and up towards available light.
The act of building a structure to create an even canopy when growing indoors allowing for increased yield and more efficiency. The trellis is built over the plants as they flower and, as they grow vertically, the plants are woven throughout the trellis to train them to grow horizontally. This leads to more nodes being exposed to light and growing as healthy as a top cola would.