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I was doing some research for something I'm writing and ran into this. Don't have the time to read all of it but some might find interest in it.

And no I do not grow or smoke the stuff but I'm willing to learn from anybody...

http://www.rollitup.org/general-marijuana-growing/186821-molasses-every-thing-u-need.html
 
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i have been buying bottles of fertilisers at a great price, luckily small bottles that say they are full of humates they get humates out of brown coal i believe.
    One of these bottles of fertiliser smells of mollasses as does the one in the site you mention and the other of marmite. i am beging to think everything can be called humates just as  many things can be called biological i suppose, coal and petrol are biologica i imagine their formation is biologicall. It is a subject which is begining to make me feel confused. The bottle that smells of molasses has a lot of warnings on it about not drinking it and going to the doctor if you do.  Is that to persuade you it is not really just molasses? I wonder about putting mollases on my potted plants, i feel it will feed to many molds and too much bacteria, more than the plants can live with without getting infected. agri rose macaskie.
 
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what baby moles see...Molasses...I know bad but I couldn't resist...you can edit me if you like..
 
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also not really on topic, but it turns out that molasses in January isn't as slow as you might think.
 
                                  
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I use a 5 gal pail with 2 cups worm compost ( the black stuff ) and 2 tbl molasses. Fill with water and bubble with small aquarium pump. After 24 hrs it's ready. I used this tea on all my garden plants this year and was amazed not to see any pest bugs on any plants. Don't know what affect the molasses has on the mix, but found recipe on Wikipedia.
 
                    
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Hmmm, interesting.  I have not used molasses yet, but some Amish folk gave me a recipe for bugspray that contains molasses. 

five gallons is not much, did you use that stuff as a spray? I would like to find out more about it.
 
                                  
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You're right. 5 gal isn't much, but I have a small garden. Also, I made more than one batch. And, I only watered the plants once with it. Neighbors had Jap beetles, not me.  I had one, but figured he was lost and snipped it away. Also, one cucumber beetle, but no aphids.

I read once, don't remember where, that vermipost containes something that disovelves the shell of hard shelled insects so they wont bother the plants that absorbe it.

I'll keep using it till I'm proved wrong.
 
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pgarrity wrote:
I use a 5 gal pail with 2 cups worm compost ( the black stuff ) and 2 tbl molasses. Fill with water and bubble with small aquarium pump. After 24 hrs it's ready. I used this tea on all my garden plants this year and was amazed not to see any pest bugs on any plants. Don't know what affect the molasses has on the mix, but found recipe on Wikipedia.



Molasses acts as an anti-fungal agent in the root layers which is good for marijuana since most growers over feed and over water their marijuana plants in order to over produce the smokeable buds.
 
                            
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Pakanohida wrote:
Molasses acts as an anti-fungal agent in the root layers which is good for marijuana since most growers over feed and over water their marijuana plants in order to over produce the smokeable buds.



Actually molasses feeds the beneficial biologicals which than can process nutrients directly for plant uptake.

As for the statement "most growers over feed and over water their marijuana plants in order to over produce the smokeable buds"

Thats a pretty broad statement, alluding to the fact that you know the personal grow habits of "most" growers. Considering there are tens of thousands of legal growers in the state of california, i find this statement inaccurate.  Overfeeding and overwatering does not overproduce buds. It only makes for a waterlogged, nutrient burned plant.

There is quite a bit of valuable information that can be obtained from these medical growers, especially for those wishing to maximize yeild in smaller spaces.
 
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the fishkiller wrote:
Actually molasses feeds the beneficial biologicals which than can process nutrients directly for plant uptake.

As for the statement "most growers over feed and over water their marijuana plants in order to over produce the smokeable buds"

Thats a pretty broad statement, alluding to the fact that you know the personal grow habits of "most" growers. Considering there are tens of thousands of legal growers in the state of california, i find this statement inaccurate.  Overfeeding and overwatering does not overproduce buds. It only makes for a waterlogged, nutrient burned plant.

There is quite a bit of valuable information that can be obtained from these medical growers, especially for those wishing to maximize yeild in smaller spaces.



Hence the "qualifier" most. 

Secondly, page 279 of "Marijuana Horticulture, The Indoor / Outdoor Medical Marijuana Growers Bible" states...

"Molasses, honey, and other sugars are said to increase soil microbials, enhance regrowth, and make the plant's use of nitrogen more effective.  Molasses will raise the energy level of the plant and act as a mild natural fungicide.  Molasses is the 'secret ingredient' in many organic fertilizers"

(C) 2006 Edition.

From my own tests, it does not make for a waterlogged burned plant & is a great help after cloning.
 
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