Why Carbon? A Carbon-based Fertilizing Love Story

Institutionally, we were taught that there are 17 essential elements that plants require for proper plant health. Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen are essential elements that are freely provided by nature and we do not need to add them as a part of the plant’s diet. Macro elements (N, P, K), secondary elements (Ca, Mg, S), and micro elements (Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, B, Mo, Cl, Ni) are the essential elements that we believe to be necessary for a plant to grow optimally. Hydrogen and oxygen are added freely in the form of H2O (water), so what about carbon? Afterall, we are all carbon-based lifeforms.

Carbon is necessary in just about every function for plant growth. The CO2 in the atmosphere required for photosynthesis is derived from carbon. Enzymes that support important cellular functions are carbon-based. Terpenes from the flowers that fill the area with wonderful aromas are carbon-based. The sugars in ripe grapes that are fermented into alcohol and made into wine are carbon-based. Just about all of the essential compounds (primary and secondary metabolites) that animals and plants produce are carbon-based. 

So why should our fertilizers be any different? 

The E.O.N. fertilizer series uses a proprietary source of biologically active carbon (B.A.C.) to naturally increase the plants carbon-load. Through increasing the plant’s carbon-load, we are able to facilitate the plant to generate more carbon-based metabolites (ie: terpenes and cannabinoids), ultimately leading to a high quality, better tasting flower. 

Our main goal for E.O.N. is simple; grow high quality flowers without the labor or cost of conventional organic growing. We believe that quality doesn’t have to be sacrificed for quantity, and the limiting factor for high quality plants is the amount of biologically active carbon available.