Where to buy MOLASSES cheap?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by treemansbuds, Aug 5, 2009.

  1.  
    treemansbuds

    treemansbuds Well-Known Member

    I'm on board with the molasses thing. I'm using BMO products and i hear that using molasses throughout the entire flowering cycle + the BMO products is a good thing to do. Feeds the lil bugs and micro-whatevers that live in the soil.
    The only place I can find molasses is the supermarket. Grandmas brand, 12oz. for $3.79 That seems a bit much, who/where is a better source to get molasses? I checked Costco, can food store, I cant find the stuff anywhere. Any ideas? I know they use it for cattle feed, but not at $3.79 for 12oz.....
  2.  
    zerran elar

    zerran elar Well-Known Member

    Thats not bad dude. You have to think. you only put a teasppon in a gallon of water... Does anyone know how many teaspoons are in a ounce?
  3.  
    Philouza

    Philouza Well-Known Member

    six.

    (The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters.)
  4.  
    Gr33nTurkey

    Gr33nTurkey Active Member

    dont mean to hijack your thread, but what exactly are benefits of molasses? wouldnt it attack bugs
  5.  
    zerran elar

    zerran elar Well-Known Member

    see, 6x12. 72 Uses for under 4 dollars.
  6.  
    treemansbuds

    treemansbuds Well-Known Member

    Teaspoon-per plant per gallon?
    I thought 1 Tablespoon per plant per gallon.
    2x12=24 i got 22 plants right now. that's 1 jar per watering. What is the correct amount to feed each week?

    Thanks-
    Treemansbuds
  7.  
    bongofblitzing

    bongofblitzing Member

    there is no exact amount to feed, ive heard of anywhere from 1 tablespoon up to 4 tablespoons per gallon. i use 2 tblspoons on mine, ive used it twice so far but my girls are just starting to bud. use it from start of flower up until a couple days before harvest.
  8.  
    mindphuk

    mindphuk Well-Known Member

    Wow, growing a crop worth potentially thousands of dollars and you're worried about four bucks? You pay more than that in shipping for your nutes. LOL!
  9.  
    Crusso

    Crusso Active Member


    I use grandmas brand :hump:

    I go overboard with it.3-6 tsp per gallon. Plants dont mind. Its carbs and sugar to make the flowers nice and fat. It sounds like you have great soil so those roots and the flowers will enjoy taking in carbs.

    I payed same price its really not that bad.
    Do you want the molasses effect on your plants or not?

    Pay the 4$ bro, compare that to 50$ "bloom enhancers" that offer a similar result. Good luck :peace:
  10.  
    Tasty

    Tasty Member

    Cheap? It depends on how much your looking for, or how often you want to go out buying molasses.

    Your on the right track with the cattle feed. Think of a place that sells bulk livestock feed, for cows, chickens, horses. Like a grain store. They have it by the 55 gal. drum, and you (usually) can walk out with the amount you want, much, much cheaper than $0.32 per ounce.
  11.  
    loverofthem

    loverofthem Member

    Walmart has it for like 2 dollars. I use 2 tablespoons per gallon...

    Hope that helps....
  12.  
    treemansbuds

    treemansbuds Well-Known Member

    Loverof-
    10 posts and i got an answer instead of getting bitched at. Thanks for the info, next time i'm near a walmart i will stock-up. Any other ideas out there?

    Thanks,
    Treemansbuds
  13.  
    theloadeddragon

    theloadeddragon Well-Known Member

    You want a ratio of molasses:nutrientsolution:water ........... one tblspn per gallon of water, per gallon of nutrient solution (considering you are using approx. 1 tblspn of nutes per gallon of water at the time) and slowly build amount of Mg Cal. and molasses as you build in nutes in feedings...... I only use molasses every other feeding unless its already in the nutes I use..... like bio bizz bloom (sea weed, and molasses :) )....... and flush every three or four weeks (not necessary if plants are in the ground)......
  14.  
    mindphuk

    mindphuk Well-Known Member

    Does walmart sell blackstrap molasses? That's the best kind to use. I've only been able to find it at health food stores and such for about $3-4 a bottle.
  15.  
    theloadeddragon

    theloadeddragon Well-Known Member

    yea buddy....

    you can get it at the healthfood store in town ;)......... I even know some peeps that work there.... :)
  16.  
    mindphuk

    mindphuk Well-Known Member

  17.  
    Mendojuana

    Mendojuana Well-Known Member

    Earthjuice makes a plant grade molasses,I think I paid like 12 bucks for a gallon at a local hydro store..... Its called Hibrix.
  18.  
    treemansbuds

    treemansbuds Well-Known Member

    Mindphuk-
    Thanks for the leads. Found some on e-bay for a great price.
    Thanks for the help all.
  19.  
    northwoodsmoker

    northwoodsmoker New Member

    i use Grandmas molasses, smell n taste great, hope my girls like it.. anyways you can get it real cheap @ Walmart were i got mine for under three bux..gl
  20.  
    bongofblitzing

    bongofblitzing Member

    if you really want to be specific with your molasses. get horticultural molasses, its specifically made for plants. but i doubt it really works any better than the stuff were all using

Share This Page