So I am back.
It is my belief that a scrog can compete with a sog for productivity. Here is my reasoning for this. A sog relies on multiple plants that are cut off and cloned. A scrog relies on fewer bigger plants to get the same yield. And here is the problem. You need a bigger plant to compete with a sog. What if you had a bigger clone to start your scrog with? Then it takes much less time for the scrog to fill in.
Enter air layering. Air layering is where the clone is rooted still attached to the mother plant.
Here is a picture of a air layered plant I did in 9 days.
The above plant was about 22 inches tall when cut from the mother plant. It went on to be 3 feet tall and 30 inches wide in 41 days from the day I started cloning it. It did this because while attached to the mother the mother feed it and it rooted while being feed by the mother plant. Unlike a clone that is cut from the mother it did not have to rely on internal nutrients to grow roots. Because of this the plant started way ahead of a severed clone.
Now back to the sog verses scrog. If i take my grow size of 42 inches by 42 inches I get (49) 6 inch by 6 inch squares. That would be 49 clones I would need to root. More if some did not root, and more for clones out side of the average. To fast or to slow.
For the scrog I need 9 clones with 49 growth tips that sill spread between all those 6 inch squares. Or 4 clones with 6 growth tips and 5 clones with 5 growth tips. These growth tips need to be 6 to 8 inches long on average.
To get these tips I pinched some branch tips a couple weeks ago. Here you can see what I did.
The pinched branch caused the rest of the branch to spread out. Now I have the length of branches I need for my scrog. I also have branches that will feed the mother plant while my clones root. I will post more latter as I have to go start the rest of the clones. I could only do five earlier.
Till then here is a thread I post to about air layering. It shows the record of the above clone I mentioned that grew to 3 feet in 41 days.