Top 6 feminised cannabis strains to grow in a SOG
Cultivating cannabis with the Sea Of Green (‘SOG’) method involves growing many plants, often grown side-by-side in small containers to produce plants where much of the bud production is delivered from the development of a single main bloom. Strains which will grow with minimal side bloom development and heavy main blooms in such cramped conditions are particularly favoured by SOG aficionados. This review covers the Top 6 Dutch Passion feminised seeds for a SOG grow.
Growing with the SOG method has certain advantages and disadvantages. SOG fans will point to the heavy yields and the fast/easy harvesting that comes from creating a dense sea of heavy main blooms. Critics of the SOG method may feel paranoid about the high numbers of plants involved and feel similar levels of high production can come from other cannabis cultivation techniques such as the Screen of Green (‘SCROG’) method.
But repeat SOG growers love the combination of manageable plant height/size combined with fast crop cycles from minimised periods of vegetative growth to produce an effective and convenient method of cannabis cultivation. If that sounds like you, then you may wish to read our highly detailed SOG growing review which covers all the fine details of growing cannabis with the SOG method.
|Growing cannabis with the SOG (Sea Of Green) method|
Best feminised cannabis seeds to grow in a SOG
In a SOG grow you may well have large numbers of small containers (perhaps 10 litres or below) in your grow room. Small plant containers are sufficient for SOG growing and will restrict the natural tendency of plants to produce an extensive canopy of side blooms. The focus of the grow is to concentrate the plant bud production into the main central bloom.
The following feminised cannabis seeds are all particularly suited to SOG cultivation. They grow well in smaller containers producing sizeable main blooms and a plant structure that suits the SOG grower particularly well.
As well as using feminised cannabis seeds for SOG growing, some growers use autoflowering cannabis seeds and some will use clones (cuttings). All methods can produce good results, but not all strains are equally well suited to SOG growing. Here are the best Dutch Passion feminised cannabis seeds to grow in a SOG.
Kerosene Krash, truly epic THC levels and in-your-face fuel scents
Growing with a bulky main bloom, Kerosene Krash is an XXL yielding feminised indica strain and is part of the USA Special collection of cannabis seeds. These are home to some of the loudest flavours and most powerful strains available to quality conscious modern growers. The rapid 8 week bloom time will suit those that prefer fast crop cycles.
Many repeat Kerosene Krash growers love the anxiety quenching effects of this strain above all her other admirable qualities. Kerosene Krash buds reek of fresh fuel. The cannabis cup winning genetics come from the acclaimed Gorilla Glue #4 crossed with the mind-bindingly powerful Sherbet strain. If you want buds with maximum jar appeal and a nose-tingling chemical aroma of petrol/diesel then Kerosene Krash feminised seeds are a perfect fit.
If you needed any further convincing, then note that Kerosene Krash is an exclusive member of Dutch Passion’s Extremely High THC cannabis seed collection. This is reserved only for those strains that can produce extreme THC levels of 20-25% and above.
|Kerosene Krash grown organically indoors under LED with 20%+ THC levels|
Master Kush, a powerful Kush to complement your SOG grow
Fans of rich, tasty original Kush strains will love Master Kush. This is a large yielding indica strain with an 8 week bloom time. When grown in SOG conditions, Master Kush produces a large central bloom with minimal side branching making her a top choice for any serious SOG grower.
Master Kush is a member of the Afghani Kush cannabis seed collection. These are noted for ease of growth, dense potent buds, heavy harvests and stress-busting effects. For true Kush fans, nothing else comes close to the taste of an original prize-winning Kush!
Master Kush was also overall champion at the prestigious 2017 High Life Cannabis Cup contest where the judges loved the blissfully enjoyable classic Kush effects and the pungent Afghan Kush aroma. Master Kush is available in feminised seeds but not in autoflower seeds.
|Cannabis Cup victory, Master Kush voted overall champion at 2017 Highlife Cup|
Mazar, classic cannabis genetics well suited to SOG
Mazar is a classic, one of Dutch Passion's most celebrated and consistent strains of all time. She is available in feminised cannabis seeds, autoflowering cannabis seeds and regular cannabis seeds and is an indica dominant 1990’s Afghani Kush strain with very high THC levels and a fast 8-week bloom time.
In SOG conditions you can expect a well-proportioned main bloom which produces serious quantities of hard buds that are heavily frosted with a sticky and incredibly pungent resin layer. The effects are fast hitting and long lasting.
This is a multiple cannabis cup winner for all the right reasons and Mazar comes with a legendary reputation among those seeking premium potency. Fans of autoflowering cannabis seeds should check out Auto Mazar, which is also highly recommended to SOG growers.
|Mazar indoor grow review with 22.5% THC levels|
Bubba Island Kush, compact plants ready in as little as 7 weeks of bloom
Bubba Island Kush feminised seeds are indica with a very fast bloom time. Some plants will be ready in as little as 7 weeks making her part of Dutch Passion's top-5 fastest growing cannabis seeds. These compact genetics produce a superb 5-star terpene profile.
The connoisseur aroma combines with very high THC levels and hard/compact buds. Bubba Island Kush is simply a superb all rounder and has become one of the best selling members of the USA Special cannabis seed collection as a result. She is easy to grow and delivers excellent results in a SOG grow, with short plants and a heavy main bloom.
The wide-fingered indica leaves often take on a rare dark grey colour which can become almost black in bloom. Many repeat Bubba Island Kush growers particularly love the power and sheer enjoyment of the euphoric high which seems especially pronounced and long lasting.
|8 Bubba Island Kush plants grown in one metre square area with LED|
White Widow, banging THC levels and SOG-friendly genetics
White Widow needs little introduction. This multiple 1980’s cannabis cup winner uses indica genetics and an 8-week bloom time to deliver white, resinous buds with an extravagantly powerful hit. The very high THC levels definitely don't suit the novice smoker. White Widow is more suited to the experienced cannabis consumer who can tolerate and savour the famously powerful effects.
White Widow is well suited to SOG grow conditions, focussing her bud production efforts on a bulbous main bloom and requiring little maintenance. White Widow produces a powerful aroma. Make sure that your carbon filter is up to the job! The potency and thrill from White Widow buds should need no reminders, White Widow is a legendary cannabis strain for all the right reasons!
Night Queen, compact indica genetics and a delicious aroma
One final Dutch Passion strain that deserves a mention to any committed SOG growers is Night Queen. This is a large yielding indica with very high THC levels from the Afghani Kush cannabis seed family.
Night Queen grows well in SOG conditions with a dominant main bloom. Growth is relatively slow and compact during veg. Once in bloom stretch is minimal and the main bloom is solid and well stacked. Night Queen genetics are fully proven and some of the most powerful indica genetics available. She won 1st Prize at the 2015 Spannabis Champions Cup where the judges were blown away by the raw power of these refined Afghani cannabis seeds.
If you’re looking to grow buds that are so dense that they bounce on the table when you drop them, then this is a superb choice. In a bong or pipe the buds burn with a sizzle as the resin crackles, producing clouds of thick pungent smoke which smell just like a 1980’s coffee shop. Expect severe couch-lock if you over indulge, and pray that your fridge is well stocked.
Growing feminised cannabis seeds in a SOG
When growing cannabis with the SOG method you will need to germinate more cannabis seeds (or grow from more clones) than usual to ensure a dense sea of blooms at harvest. If you’re working with large numbers of cannabis seeds it makes sense to get the best value for money from your cannabis seeds and use the best germination technique.
|Best way to germinate cannabis seeds, moist (never soaked!) cotton pads|
Cannabis cultivation with the SOG method is often preferred by those who don't mind working with large numbers of plants and by those who enjoy the convenience of manageable small/medium sized plants at harvest.
The SOG method is a good option for those with limited vertical growth space in their grow room, or those growing cannabis with multiple levels/platforms in a stacked grow room to maximise floor space utilisation. Using the SOG method, some professional licensed cannabis growers can produce 2 (or even 3) layers of plants grown vertically on top of each other. This maximises grow space/yield efficiency.
The strains mentioned in this review will all perform well in small container sizes and produce plant structures well suited to densely populated grow rooms with numerous plants in close proximity. The presence of a solid main bloom with minimal side growth (in SOG conditions) makes the strains easy to control, harvest and manicure.
SOG vs SCROG cannabis seed cultivation
But not everyone finds their grow room and grow style/preferences are suited to the SOG method. If SOG isn't for you and you prefer to work with smaller numbers of plants, then growing cannabis with the SCROG method may be an option to consider. If so, our SCROG bible is highly recommended reading.
And for a comprehensive comparison of cannabis growing with the SOG method vs the SCROG method, the following is essential reading:
|SCROG vs SOG cannabis growing, which one is best for you?|