What It Does During the Plants Development
This is a simple explanation of what the Liquid Carbon does in aiding in the growth cycle of the plant.
Liquid Carbon allows the carbon molecules to enter the plant cells, (stomata) of the leaves which is where the sugar factory is located. This accelerates and substantially increases photosynthesis, the process by which plants use energy from the sunlight to produce sugar, which in turn converts to form the starches, cellulose, waxes, carbohydrates, oils and protein, all the building blocks of the plant’s growth; its biomass.
The plant grows more rapidly, it is healthier, stronger and better able to resist disease.
Additionally, if seeds are soaked prior to planting earlier and higher rates of germination, quicker flowering and overall increased crop size.
When applied to bare root stock before planting, or saturating the root structure when in place, Liquid Carbon stimulates new growth and development. It dissolves NPK from the roots thereby enhancing nutrient uptake. The cation stimulates the movement of fertilizers and other nutrients from the soil or hydroponics into the plant itself through the root system.
To be more technical, a cation is an atom or group of atoms carrying a positive electric charge. The positive charge results because there are more protons than electrons in the cation. The negatively charged anions are attracted to the positive cation, attach themselves and hitch a ride into the plant. In other words, the cation positively charged transporter conveys nourishment directly to the plant.
Why are anions and cations important in plant growth?
There is a lot of biological and chemical activity occurring in soil. Most happens unseen and unheard, but just because these organisms and processes don’t scream out, doesn’t mean growers shouldn’t pay attention to what goes on. In fact, paying attention can make the difference between a good and a great grower.
Plant nutrients exist in the soil as either anions or cations. What are they? Most molecules in natural systems have a positive or negative charge and it is this charge difference that helps drive chemical reactions to keep us all alive.
Anions are those elements or molecules that in their natural state have a negative (-) charge.
Cations are those that in their natural state have a positive (+) charge. Negative charge, positive charge – who cares? Keep reading.
Most soil particles have a negative charge. Since soils are negatively charged and plant nutrients are positive and negative, some nutrients are attracted to soil while others are not – the “opposites attract” principle. Those nutrients that exist as anions (-) are moved through soil. Cations (+) are more readily bound to soil, resulting in these nutrients moving through the soil more slowly.
All this positive-negative, cation-anion, high CEC-low CEC stuff comes into play when applying nutrients and water.
What growth factors are affected by Liquid Carbon?
Germination – The seeds should be soaked or wetted in the germination stage
Seedling Stage – In the Seeding Stage Liquid Carbon will enhance the root structure and increase substantially the leaf formation.
Vegetative Stage – Liquid Carbon possesses a unique ability to substantially increase the level of sugar production within the leaves of a plant by a factor or 50% to 100%. This, in turn, acts to accelerate the function of photosynthesis with the result that the treated plant becomes healthier, more disease resistant and faster growing. Liquid Carbon acts to stimulate new growth and development. It dissolves NPK from the roots, thereby enhancing nutrient uptake into the plant. Nutrient uptake is expedited from the inclusion of sodium within the Liquid Carbon formulation.
Flowering Stage – The enhanced growth in the vegetative stage creates more of the tillering of branch shoots, more frutescence in the buds, and a significant increase in the resin gland production. More THC, and other cannabinoids.
Harvesting Stage – The application of diluted solution of Liquid Carbon throughout the growing cycle yields the following:
- A healthier plant with a yield 20% / 30% or more greater in size.
- Significantly more flower/buds per plant
- A quicker harvest – the overall growth factor when using the Liquid Carbon typically brings the plant to harvest stage earlier making for a quicker turnaround on crops.