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Anyone who has dieted has counted carbs to lose unwanted pounds. However, what you might not realize is that carbohydrates are essential for the human body to function. In addition, carbs are also crucial for plants. Carbs provide energy, synthesize chemicals, and create healthy cell structure. If you want to grow a quality crop with an impressive yield, then you will want to pay close attention to the carbohydrates that you provide your plants. 


Plant Energy 


Plants require carbs to create enough energy to carry on the crucial functions of life such as growth, metabolism, and movement. Carbohydrates are natural storehouses of energy in their starch reservoirs which provide both simple and complex sugars to the plant’s fibers. The carbohydrates’ complex sugars are referred to as polysaccharides. They offer a steady form of energy while the simple sugars referred to as monosaccharides and disaccharides give a quick burst of energy. 


Plants and Carbohydrates 


Plants manufacture their own carbohydrates using photosynthesis. When they absorb the light, they start to combine it with carbon dioxide and water to create complex organic molecules. In addition, you can provide your crop with carbs that not only for the plants but also to enhance the beneficial microbes which share a successful symbiotic relationship. Humboldts Secret Sweet & Sticky is brimming with carbohydrates and microbe food. The formula is ideal for indoor and outdoor plants. It can also be used in all grow mediums such as soil, coco mixes, aquaponics, and hydroponics.


Cellular Structural Strength 


Carbohydrates help a plant form a strong cellular structure. Cellulose develops around the plant’s cells giving them structure and fortifying them with strength. During the metabolism of carbohydrates, chemicals are released which fortify the structure. Please remember, plants have no skeletal system which can bear weight, so they rely on the strength found within their cell walls to stand and grow. Without adequate carbs, a plant’s growth is weak, and it will eventually start to fall over and grow on the ground because it simply cannot support itself. 


A Valuable Food Source


Plants are a valuable part of the life cycle of mammals. The plant produces sugars while undergoing photosynthesis. The carbohydrates produced by the plant are then consumed by humans, animals, and other organisms who use the plants as a food source. A healthy and bountiful crop is brimming with beneficial carbohydrates. 


Nourishing Plants with Carbs


Depending on the crop, you will usually provide a carbohydrate supplement such as Humboldts Secret Sweet & Sticky when your plant transitions from the vegetative growth cycle to the bloom cycle. You will lower your plant’s nitrogen levels which let the plant start to focus on the production of flowers and fruit instead of foliage. 


Historically, farmers have used molasses to provide carbs to plants. Although it works, it can clog the irrigation lines plus is very inconsistent in producing results. Also, it can make a sticky residue around the plant’s root systems which makes the roots more prone towards disease and pests. Molasses is also only suitable for soil applications and not hydroponics.

Please contact Humboldts Secret Supplies for more information.

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