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Growing marijuana using molasses in soil

Molasses are typically applied when growing marijuana either through daily watering or a super soil mixture. No matter which way they are given, the soils will absorb the sugars and break them down into carbohydrates which are an excellent foodfor microbes. The microbes will then consume the sugars and in turn release additional CO2 which cannabis plants love to feed off of, and require to thrive.
This particular recipe can be added to any vegetable safe soil three to seven days in advance of using it to plant cannabis seedlings.

You could ask around to find out your friends most commonly used methods, but there are so many ways to feed cannabis plants that the answers you will receive will be inconsistent. So much so that it might even feel a little overwhelming at first. Here, we will focus on using molasses as food for growing marijuana plants including how to use it, the benefits, and how it works.

  • 2 tablespoons of molasses per gallon of water

The benefits of using molasses
Growing marijuana is often considered a form of art, with many who have dedicated years to perfecting and selectively breeding the weed strains that we all know and love so much today. Though beginners do have great success since most cannabis species are relatively hardy, but those with experience will tell you that feeding your plants the essential nutrients are what will result in a harvest to be truly proud of.
What is molasses?

How to grow weed with molasses

Here, we will focus on using molasses as food for growing marijuana plants including how to use it, the benefits, and how it works.

if your running hydro with a sterile res (you use sm90 or no type of enzymes) you really wont need the molasses all the way through – just flush with that and plain water for a week, then use just water the last week.

if your using cannazyme, hygrozym or organics the sugar is much more helpful as it feeds the beneficial bacteria.
I know this is old, but if your still looking for some good information on molasses, check this out: http://www.invalid.com/general-marijuana-growing/186821-molasses-every-thing-u-need.html

Use it up until after your first flush, assuming you use other nutrients besides molasses. The first watering in your flushing phase should just be water and molasses and give it a good watering. Then just straight water.
if your using cannazyme, hygrozym or organics the sugar is much more helpful as it feeds the beneficial bacteria.
your plant is only going to absorb so much sugar – but dont think it can cause lockout or anything like that.
your plant is only going to absorb so much sugar – but dont think it can cause lockout or anything like that.
if your running hydro with a sterile res (you use sm90 or no type of enzymes) you really wont need the molasses all the way through – just flush with that and plain water for a week, then use just water the last week.

Your PLANTS aren’t going to absorb ANY sugar, and it has nothing to do w/ molecule interaction, lockout, etc. Many peops have misinformed perspectives on molasses and carbohydrate supplements in general. Your plants don’t absorb molasses, ‘Sweet’, or any carbohydrate. Many people think that these additives will make your smoke ‘sweeter’, which couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, if you aren’t utilizing a system that provides for beneficial biological organisms (ie, soil, organic hydro, etc.), all those carbs that your adding to your plants, in whatever way it may be, are just going to waste. Yes, your flushing your money down the drain if you don’t have beneficial microbes in your ‘medium’. The carbohydrates are FOOD for the MICROBES, which break down large organic molecules making it possible/easier for the plant to uptake nutrients. Molasses serves additional purposes as far as micro-nutrient supplementation, etc. Its all in the link. HOpe this helps, bro. Happy growing, dak

I've been giving my plants molasses for about 6 weeks and I'm 4 weeks into my flowering. Today the guy at the hydro store told me I should stop using it…