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Molasses is Sweet Organic Goodness

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  1. Organic Rasta

    Organic Rasta Registered+

    This is a little info I found while researching organic teas:Rasta:
    I hope you enjoy the read as much as I have.:thumbsup:


    Sweet Organic Goodness - Magical Molasses​



     
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  2. phytokind

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    That's quite informative, so just get any blackstrap molasses, and it seems like an organic alternative to cal mag supplement.
     
  3. SpiritLevel

    SpiritLevel Banned

    Only read 1/3rd so far and have done some cross reference to other sites and I am convinced. I am going to experiment with the commencing grow using blackstrap molasses or sugar beet molasses on a few plants as well as my regular feeding program. Very Informative Ital Post Here Organic Rasta.
     
  4. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    Anaerobic bacteria are everywhere.

    You know what I might try, is using Acidophilus instead, from yoghurt... I wonder if they can process sugars other than lactose? Hmmm.

    On the other hand, if you were to add molasses to your compost heap, where anaerobic bacteria live anyway, it simplifies things.

    And that makes me think that those compost starters that you can buy have the live culture in them.

    Anyway I love molasses... in my soil, in my fert water, and in my coffee [caffe creole, YUM!!!!]
     
  5. Shovelhandle

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    Boy, I have basically a bottomless tanker of mollases. I'll have to look into this a little more. Thanks OR

    Shov
     
  6. Kindbud

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    Extremely Informative, thanks for the post Organic Rasta. So...black molasses sugar beets ,and brer rabbits formula are all by products of commercial sugarcane .This means less complex carbs for the plants . As stankyattic said , any supplement ,including yoghurt, are beneficial for plants.Microorganisms such as Tarantula,and actinovate(http://www.naturalindustries.com/sp.html) aid in nutrient uptake. Long story short.. Earthjuice is the way to go... this is an all in one package that aids in root uptake with auxins,vitamins,aminos, enzymes ,all naturally .Microorganisms are natural, but as a closet grower try not to foliar feed with chemicals that processed at all ;Earthjuice is a 100% organic blend.Rasta thanks again for the post, I more than enjoyed the read :Rasta:
     
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  7. thcbuz

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    I get brer rabbit blackstrap molasses from wallyworld for about 2.50 a pint. I dose my ladies every 4th watering with 1 tablespoon for 4 gallons.its much better than cal-mag plus in my hard water situation.it seems to make the buds get solid and thick.I've been using it now for about a year now with nothing but positive results
     
  8. MedaCynMan72

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    Organic Home Teas

    Raspect & Peace
    APPRECIATE INFO Rasta.......EXSPERIMENTAL Grow To Pass Time.......
    PLANT a SEED....Watch It GROW......Any HOME REMEDIES APPRECIATED
    How about Honey or Syrup? Would that work same as Molasses?
    one Small plant....4 Weeks.......Seems To Be HEALTHY...LOT of Rasta LOVE:Rasta: ...........oneLove
     
  9. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    honey and syrup are both incredibly expensive. molasses is a much more efficient source.
     
  10. MedaCynMan72

    MedaCynMan72 Registered

    Raspect & Peace

    APPRECIATE ASSISTANCE.....BUT what If I Have Honey & Syrup Here and My TOMATO might Be READY for NUTRIENTS. Cant Get MoLassee Until weekend?
    Will It Hurt or HELP My FRIEND TAMATO?

    PLANT a SEED.....Watch It GROW
    one PLANT.......SEEMS HEALTHY........LOT of RASTA LOVE:Rasta: .......oneLove
     
  11. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    I would use plain white sugar then as I know nothing about the others, and honey does have some odd properties...
    Anyway sugars are just a supplement... they can wait a few days
     
  12. MedaCynMan72

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    HerBaL Teas

    Raspect & Peace
    ProBaBLy....Gonna Go some things on weekend....Only have 13 watt CFL,
    15 Watt FLOURO TUBE, NOT MAJOR GROW, EXSPERIMENTAL For LATER.
    Few SMALL BROWN SPOTS on couple of LEAVES, THINK It was HEAT from another REGULAR 60 Watt House BULB that was Getting Hot on PLANT.
    Seems to have stopped since new BULB...More GROTH of NODS.
    Tamato aBout 9 Inches TALL, SKINNEY, NODS COMING Out on 5th set of Leaves.
    Was reading Syrup Ingredients, It has MoLasses In it along with other things Rasta was saying a TAMATO PLANT NEEDS. Thought the HONEY Might have same & make it nyce SWEET & STICKY, Just my TWISTED THINKING.
    PLUS , Have NOT SMOKED ANY Nyce HERB since LEAVING WEST COAST 8 Months ago. Um READY TO TURN myself In...GOIN CRAZY....
    APPRECIATE Any HELP

    PLANT a SEED.....WATCH It GROW.....
    one PLANT.....SEEMS HEALTHY......LOT of RASTA LOVE:Rasta: ....oneLove
     
  13. MedaCynMan72

    MedaCynMan72 Registered

    HerBaL Teas

    Raspect & Peace
    My FRIEND Dropped a SEED From some Nyce West Coast HerB
    In Some Good OLD SOIL and Been Watching It GROW. ONLY PURIFIED BOTTLED water, LAST 2 Waters from SINK, WATER every other day, Just enough to DAMP SOIL, NOT DRAINING Out Botton of pot.
    Going Back to Bottle WATER day after tomorrow. Thought SINK water might have something init good for PLANT....???
    Each SET of LEAVES have NODS growing out of them,
    NO SEX, BUT SEX DONT REALLY Matter, If FEMALE Even Better.
    Just APPRECIATE the HERB. What you Reccommend for SmaLL ORGANIC TAMATO? On 18/6 Last 4 days.....although had few days of 24/7....
    aBout 4 weeks...Give or Take a few days....Since BULB change they seem to Be getting STRONGER, They were TALL & LEANING, Had to tie to Popcycle stick to Hold Up. Now Pulling Stick ..might Remove stick soon.

    PLAT a SEED.....WATCH It GROW....
    One PLANT....Seems To Be HEALTHY....LOT of RASTALOVE:Rasta: ....oneLove
     
  14. NotWhoISayIAm

    NotWhoISayIAm Registered

    Stick to the molassis. Just because the other things are like sugary syrup ect they aren't concentrated like molassis so its not going to work as well.

    I start by using 1 TEASPOON per GALLON starting around week 2 flowering and increase to 1 TABLESPOON per GALLON as the weeks go on. By the end I use about 1 and a 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons per gallon , then 2 weeks before Harvest I flush with pure water. I have had excellent results! :D
     
  15. dragonrider

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    I put about 1 - 2 ounces of blackstrap molasses in a 5 gallon bucket of water when I make compost tea. In the bucket, put mollases and water and a 1-lb mesh "teabag" of finished compost. Add an aquarium bubbler to keep it oxygenated and let it brew for a day. The idea is that the mollasses provides food to the micro-organisms in the compost, and those micro-organisms extract into the tea. Use the extracted tea as a liquid soil ammendment to feed the soil around plants.

    You can also use this tea to really charge up a compost pile that is failing to heat up. If you build a new pile from leaves or other dry material that won't heat up, adding a nitrogen source such as "green" material, blood meal, or manure will help, but also wetting with mollases compost tea seems to really get things going --- I think it has do do with the innocualtion of well-fed highly active micro-organisms in the tea.
     
  16. sarah louise

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    Now I understand why my Dad used to water seedlings with a weak molasses based tea. I used to discount it as a folk tradition because he grew up on a sugar cane farm.
     
  17. zlessley

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    Sweet, so I'm not insane! I usually put in a good few tablespoons a few weeks before harvest, just when they're really starting to thicken up. I think it helps both taste and bud size!
     
  18. CanadianToker

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    This deserves a sticky somewhere. Maybe after alittle reformating and being put into somebody's own words it could be set up like a Molasses FAQ.
     
  19. Rusty Trichome

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    With honey's antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, is it really a good idea to use as a suppliment?
    Would hate to see everyone kill the bioactivity in their soil.
    Canadian Honey Council - Antibacterial properties of honey
     
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  20. the image reaper

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