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best molasses for growing weed

Best molasses for growing weed

One of the biggest advantages your grow gets from molasses starts with your growing media. Applied as part of a complete fertilization program or as your “secret ingredient” in plant teas, the natural carbohydrates in molasses support beneficial microorganisms at work in the root zone. Increased activity by healthy, well-fed beneficial microorganisms actually improves your soil, enhancing the movement and exchange of air, water and nutrients.

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How Molasses Benefits Cannabis Growth and Yield

With molasses, the symbiotic associations taking place in your soil create a healthier environment that supports strong, healthy root growth and promotes improved nutrient availability and uptake, which further enhances plant vigor and plant strength. Healthier soil means healthier, stronger cannabis plants — and that means bigger, better yields.

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Best molasses for growing weed

Unsulphured is the most important requirement for your molasses. Personally, I prefer the Wholesome Sweeteners Unsulphured Organic brand (get that dankness at whole foods stores or buy now at Amazon here) for a couple of reasons. One, I don’t want to have anything inorganic in my soil, the organic, non-gmo, and fair trade are not included with all molasses. All molasses are not created equal. Second, I want the highest quality possible, with the highest density of nutrients, for the most benefit. The cheap molasses (stay away from the grandma brand – no offense grandma) generally has less nutrients, and therefore possibly less impact.

Molasses does amazing things for plants, from being a natural insecticide, to providing complex sugars for microorganisms in your soil, to adding potassium and other nutrients. Potassium happens to be very beneficial to cannabis plants in particular, as cannabis requires a plethora of potassium during the important flowering stage.

1 tablespoon per gallon is the recommended dosage. You can go slightly heavier perhaps, but I would be cautious, 1/2 tablespoon or less and you likely won’t see much benefit. Warning: be prepared to clean up some muddy looking water (the molasses turns all of your water darker)

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