Blackstrap Molasses???

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    beeharp2001

    beeharp2001 Well-Known Member

    Sup peeps just wondering what this molasses is supposed to do during flower? does this produce better bud (sticky, moist, taste), what? Plz let ya boi know this is my first grow and i heard about it in a couple of threads, and i cant really find anything in the Growfaq about it...
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    beeharp2001

    beeharp2001 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah by the way, I gotta water around 11 p.m Eastern time so i gotta know quick cause I'm watering tonight and i was trying to see if i was gonna use it.



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    regrets

    regrets Well-Known Member

    It is in the growfaq, don't remember where exactly. It can add to the sweetness of the smoke, it also gives a good carbo boost too increase the size/density of buds, but mainly it feeds the soil and the organism that live in there that help to break down nutrients and remove salts and other elements from around the roots allowing them to better uptake nutrients.
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    regrets

    regrets Well-Known Member

    1-2 tblspn per gallon every/everyother watering.
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    Stoney McFried

    Stoney McFried Well-Known Member

    I noticed my buds fattened up withing a couple of days after I used it the first time. If you can get sorghum molasses, theyre more concentrated.
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    regrets

    regrets Well-Known Member

    If your looking for the best sugar supplement Sucanat is the way to go. It is the closest thing to pure cane sugar it actually stands for sugar cane natural. It has all of the micro nutrients still intact and not processed out.
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    MrFishy

    MrFishy Well-Known Member

    Here ya go. Is kinda hidden less you seek it.
    GROWFAQ under "organics" under "nutrients . . ."
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    beeharp2001

    beeharp2001 Well-Known Member


    Is blackstrap Molasses O.k this is the only thing i have right now and i dont think the store had the other kind. could i just had 2 tablespoons instead of 1.
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    Stoney McFried

    Stoney McFried Well-Known Member

    Blackstrap is what I used before i found the sorghum. Theyre just fine. I think just use 1 or two tablespoons per gallon.SOIL ONLY NOT HYDRO!
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    beeharp2001

    beeharp2001 Well-Known Member


    Thanks Stoney, mad luv B :hump::hump: :mrgreen:
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    Stoney McFried

    Stoney McFried Well-Known Member

    Good luck with your grow...some folks say you can do it every water, and I was, and I think that was a bit much...so try just every third water, because too much iron can be bad.
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    Hydrotech364

    Hydrotech364 ☠Lunatik☠

    Glad you pointed that out stoney.I tried applesauce for a while in my bubblers.Killed some roots and drew gnats.Ill try molasses on the plants i have in soil:peace:
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    Stoney McFried

    Stoney McFried Well-Known Member

    God that sucks I'm sorry to hear that!I havent tried hydro yet, still on my first grow and for me hydro seems like more of a pain than what I want to deal with. Lotta micromanagement. Right now I've got some ice from I think either dutch seeds or Amsterdam seeds at five weeks in flower and theyre doing good. Anywhere from 3 to five weeks left. I'm using a supplemental reptile bulb for UV and a HPS. I hope its good...it would suck to put so much time in it and then have it be crap.
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    Hydrotech364

    Hydrotech364 ☠Lunatik☠

    Reptile bulbs,the ones i tried were too hot!!!Maybe i was just going with too many watts.My dro is in bubblers like i said.It does take alot of bs.always watching ph and nitrates and a little more on the electricity bill.Have some superskunk coming from amsterdam,they prefer soil too because of taste.I tend to agree with them.Think my first batch of ss will be in soil!!!PEACE lady!!
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    Stoney McFried

    Stoney McFried Well-Known Member

    Yeah, mines a 13 watt cfl reptile bulb= 50 watt incandescent. It cost me 25 bucks! Good luck and :peace:.
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    beeharp2001

    beeharp2001 Well-Known Member

    Sup peeps, made a tea of the blackstrap molasses, plant started to do weird things. The leaves started twisting, and droppy. Has anyone experienced any thing like this? I only added 2 tablespoons to a gallon of water. I didn't figure this would happen but nothing is going wrong so far. I'm going to water again in a couple of days and see if see so sort of difference otherwise the molasses will be discontinued.
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    Stoney McFried

    Stoney McFried Well-Known Member

    Never heard of that...try less molasses in the water...a tablespoon per gallon. But the next time you water, just use water.So....water, water, molasses.
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    freetogrow

    freetogrow Active Member

    Yeah I heard you're only supposed to use one tablespoon per gallon. I'm using blackstrap molasses for my first grow and I'm halfing the dose. So I'm only going to use half a tablespoon for a gallon.
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    greenleaftoker

    greenleaftoker Well-Known Member

    Hows the plant doin?
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    Screwston

    Screwston Well-Known Member

    how effective is the brand of horticultural mollases they sell at lowes anyone?

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