The Importance of “P” in Plants

by Colin Bell, PhD Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, Growcentia Phosphorus (P) is an essential macro element, required for the success of all known life forms, including cannabis plants. P is especially important for early stage root development, stem strength,...

The Importance of “K” in Plants

by Colin Bell, PhD Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, Growcentia Potassium (K) is one of 17 essential elements required by plants for healthy growth and reproduction. Along with nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), K is classified as a macronutrient, and is considered...

The Importance of “N” in Plants

by Colin Bell, PhD Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, Growcentia Nitrogen (N) is an essential macro element required for the success of all known life forms, including cannabis plants. N acts as a key catalyst to support photosynthesis and other important...

What are enzymes and what do they do?

Enzymes are specialized proteins that soil microbes use to make nutrients available for microbial and plant uptake, by breaking down organic material into small enough molecules for plants to absorb through their cell wall. by Colin Bell, PhD; Matt Wallenstein, PhD;...

What is a consortium anyway?

by Colin Bell, PhD; Matt Wallenstein, PhD; Peter Baas, PhD The Growcentia team often refers to microbes working together as a consortium.  One key concept in soil ecology is the importance of communities over individual species. No single species functions alone in...