Fan blades increase through the vegetative stage. Then they decrease through the flowering/reproductive stage. Indica have 5-9 fanblades in full mature veg, while sativa have as many as 13+ when in extremely mature veg. As plant progresses from veg to flower, the new growth will have a decreasing count of fan leaves. Fully mature flowering plant has 1 blade per fan leaf of new growth. As a plant re-vegetates, it will increase the blades per fan leaf again. After the plant reaches 5 blades per fan
I hope I'm not too late. If you haven't read Soma's book on growing herb... well not a big deal i remember nothing about it except for this one little trick... GERMINATION. His method is my favorite and it's genius. Page 6 is all I'm asking you to read.
Sucanat sucks. While it does have a high proportion of molasses, it's also not as refined as black strap molasses. Blackstrap is known as third molasses because it's had the sugar extracted from the "juice" three times over. If you are looking for some serious carbs and simple sugars to add, give brawndo a shot. It's got what plants crave. I mean, come on look at the results. They speak for themselves.