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First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP
    #288948 - 09/30/09 02:59 AM (7 years, 2 months ago)

About a week ago I added about 16 females to the flower room but this time I'm experimenting with blackstrap molasses. All of them look healthy except one so I pulled out the net pot to check out the roots, and notice they have a brownish build up with a little bit of white that appear to be sugar crystals. My question is... Is this normal? I used one tablespoon molasses for every gallon of mix used. Again the other 15 look healthy but the buildup around the roots is something new for me and I was wondering should I cut back on molasses.


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Re: First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP [Re: Jeff Funk]
    #289195 - 09/30/09 04:28 PM (7 years, 2 months ago)

How much molasses are you giving them?


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Re: First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP [Re: Jeff Funk]
    #289201 - 09/30/09 04:41 PM (7 years, 2 months ago)

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Jeff Funk said:
I used one tablespoon molasses for every gallon of mix used.


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Re: First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP [Re: SmOakland]
    #289203 - 09/30/09 04:42 PM (7 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #289234 - 09/30/09 05:36 PM (7 years, 2 months ago)

anybody with any experience with blackstrap


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Re: First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP [Re: Jeff Funk]
    #289239 - 09/30/09 05:44 PM (7 years, 2 months ago)

I've used it, but not in a setup like you, I used it in hempy buckets with great results but it sounds like you're using aeroponic or DWC?


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Re: First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #289460 - 10/01/09 12:48 AM (7 years, 2 months ago)

aeroponic


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Re: First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP [Re: Jeff Funk]
    #289701 - 10/01/09 11:29 AM (7 years, 2 months ago)

I thought the point of molasses was to help the beneficial fungi and bacteria in the soil.  i don't really know what it would do in aeroponics except provide a little bit on nutrition.


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Re: First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP [Re: SmOakland]
    #289712 - 10/01/09 11:47 AM (7 years, 2 months ago)

no it does much more than that. Plants internally produce glucose and sucrose via the photosynthetic pathway (not directly, but down the line a bit) so feeding them sugar on their roots theoretically reduces the amount of sugars they have to produce and increases yield and flavor accordingly.


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Re: First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP [Re: Jeff Funk]
    #289805 - 10/01/09 03:07 PM (7 years, 2 months ago)

It helps to have a TDS (total dissolved solids) meter
reading. A whole tablespoon may be too much, I'm not
sure, but it seems like quite a good bit.

It's strange that only a single plant would be
affected... have you checked the others to see
if anything similar is happening?


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Re: First Time Blackstrap Molasses User HELP [Re: reagoopi]
    #290555 - 10/02/09 02:44 PM (7 years, 2 months ago)

Well I've read on here before that one tablespoon per gallon was about right. Yesterday I added five gallons to the reservoir, this time only using 3 tablespoons. The one plant that was looking bad died so it obviously was a sick one, the other 15 are still doing great.


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