420 with CNW – Carbon: The Unsung Hero in Cannabis Growth and Yield

September 25, 2020 03:25:01

Up to 60% of the adult human body is composed of water and for human beings to survive, we need to take an adequate amount of water regularly. Plants are no different. Made primarily of carbon, cannabis plants also require plenty of carbon to thrive but if you ask most people what kind of nutrition plants need, they are more likely to mention “NPK”, “CalMag, or “micronutrients”. However, these elements make up no more than 10% of the composition of most plants and while they are beneficial, they do not provide everything the plant needs.

For cannabis growers, the most important nutrient they could introduce to their crop is carbon. Most plants are 48%-50% carbon, so the element plays a major role in determining the final crop yield and quality. Most of the cannabis cultivated in the U.S. is grown for its cannabinoids, usually CBD and THC, as well as terpenes and flavonoids. Terpenes and cannabinoids are around 80%-90% carbon by weight, so providing enough carbon will ensure…


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