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gumbo2go

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Horticultural Molasses
« on: April 25, 2022, 08:50:21 AM »
Has anyone used Horticultural Molasses on their plants?  If so, how did it work out?
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Re: Horticultural Molasses
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2022, 10:11:14 AM »
I used it and still do. I got it from the feedstore and it wasn't
expensive. That probably has changed?
I used it mainly when I made up some fish emulsion.
I seem to be adding or trying different additives or fertlizer
all the time and didn't notice big results. I used the molasses
in foliar spray and root drench also.

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Re: Horticultural Molasses
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2022, 05:54:58 PM »
Whats your favorite additive?
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Re: Horticultural Molasses
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2022, 06:20:35 PM »
I have used sweeteners for certain plants. It does what it says, makes things sweeter. I don't really think it's needed personally, just work on your soil quality and use a balanced fertilizer and the plant will do the conversion to sugars.


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Re: Horticultural Molasses
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2022, 10:28:53 PM »
I expect it would be good in a compost pile!

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Re: Horticultural Molasses
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2022, 07:04:36 AM »
I add it to my compost teas. It's supposed to increase microbial activity. D

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Re: Horticultural Molasses
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2022, 06:58:12 PM »
Of course it helps microorganisms. Itís what is used to wake up latent microorganisms cultures. And molasses should be mixed in to microorganism applications.
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Re: Horticultural Molasses
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2022, 12:55:04 AM »
Thanks for your comments.   Sounds more beneficial for the soil bugs..
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Re: Horticultural Molasses
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2022, 06:18:29 PM »
I've always been told to buy the 50 lb bags at feed store for cheap, and spread it in soil in fall.

I am sure this is molasses from beet sugar as it's more bitter , and not sold for baking stuff in grocery stores .

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Re: Horticultural Molasses
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2022, 06:24:29 PM »
$25 bucks 50 pounds pure molasses

(some places have animal feed mixed in)
It used to be cheaper then this

https://www.truevalue.com/dried-molasses-50-lb

 

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