Sweeteners?

RTFK

Member
some one told me that if you add sweeteners to my plant at a certain time before flowering causes much higher yields... any one ever heard or done that? he told me Molasses was a good example... i trust you guys more then him, lol any info would help thanks!
 

hellraizer30

Rebel From The North
not shure about just using before, but I do know using through out your cycle does add in plant health/size and potency
 

Rachs28

Member
I veg for approximately 2 months or so and give my ladies molasses every 4 watering. After your second week of flower, your plant will be converting all its energy into growing the bud. Simply put giving them about a teaspoon a gallon every couple waterings gives them easily "digestible" energy they will then use to grow those frosty buds :) Here's a link to the scientific reasoning http://forum.grasscity.com/advanced-growing-techniques/159810-molasses-2.html I have noticed the difference in the few first grows that I didn't use it and the next few I did. FYI Do NOT use it in hydro :)
 

jdmcwestevo

Well-Known Member
idk about yield increase but smell and flavor greatly benefit i add from first week of flower until flush and use botanicare sweet raw it brings out natural aroma and flavor of plant as opposed to adding other flavors like some other brands
 
The added weight from the extra carbs and or nutrient uptake could contribute to added weight. I must agree on the flavor, compared to other harvest without much more frost & flavor :)

idk about yield increase but smell and flavor greatly benefit i add from first week of flower until flush and use botanicare sweet raw it brings out natural aroma and flavor of plant as opposed to adding other flavors like some other brands
 

jdmcwestevo

Well-Known Member
The added weight from the extra carbs and or nutrient uptake could contribute to added weight. I must agree on the flavor, compared to other harvest without much more frost & flavor :)
if you put it that way sure i could add weight, but i wouldn't consider it a noticeable change in weight like you get from H&G Shooting powder or similar finisher. sweet raw does have a lot of mag in it which i noticed helps in flowering.
 

fallinprince

Active Member
Plants do not need carbs products like sweeteners should only be added as an aroma/flavor booster. it will not improve your yield by a noticeable amount in comparison to having in a dial in setup that never has leaves change colors.

Keep in mind sweeteners can actually hurt you more than help by adding sugars for bad bacteria to exploit to gain control if you dont have a correctly dialed in setup.

Co2, Beneficial bacteria/fungi,stable ph, topping, Scrog Will all increase your yield by much more than a sweetener.
Also adding a Silica product will allow for higher temps before heat stress stronger stems as well as a much more stable ph level personally i recommend this as a comes FIRST product

However for how cheap a jar of molasses is it doesn't hurt. in most cases

Ps lets see your setup buddy maybe put it in your signature
 
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Just a few of my ladies using molasses :) Just built new grow room will show off soon enough!

Peace out



Plants do not need carbs products like sweeteners should only be added as an aroma/flavor booster. it will not improve your yield by a noticeable amount in comparison to having in a dial in setup that never has leaves change colors.

Keep in mind sweeteners can actually hurt you more than help by adding sugars for bad bacteria to exploit to gain control if you dont have a correctly dialed in setup.

Co2, Beneficial bacteria/fungi,stable ph, topping, Scrog Will all increase your yield by much more than a sweetener.
Also adding a Silica product will allow for higher temps before heat stress stronger stems as well as a much more stable ph level personally i recommend this as a comes FIRST product

However for how cheap a jar of molasses is it doesn't hurt. in most cases

Ps lets see your setup buddy maybe put it in your signature
 

greenthumb831

Active Member
Thanks, some people don't appreciate the hard work it takes to make killer buds! I use 1 Table spoon or maybe a little less of molasses every other watering. I use Subcools super soil on the bottom 1/3 - 1/2 of the pot and Fox Farms Ocean Forest on the top. I give them tea (worm castings & bat guano) every third watering. I also add some of the super soil on the top about 2/3 into the flowering. Seems to be working great, have some new ideas going to be trying soon.

Peace out

Nice buds!! How much molasses do you use per gallon? Ive bin using 2 Table spoons per gallon!! and it seems to be doing ok for now. What other nutrients do you use?
 

Otokehort

Member
So this is one of those areas where looking at the physiology of plants and roots in particular, I'm not seeing a mechanism in the roots that allows anything other than water and inorganic ions to be passed through the plant's gateway membranes. I have found one article that talks to injecting sugars into the root zone, only to find a very small amount of the sugars showing up in the plant. Since these are not the same molecules the plant made itself to burn, I am also dubious that the plant has any chemical means of properly processing these extrenal sugars... I'd love to hear from anyone that has a plausible explaination for how sugar improves flavor ... nobody in commercial horticulture is pouring sugar on their greenhouse crops trying to get bigger or tastier product ... so given the billions of dollars at stake in that industry, if sugars were a big deal they would be used by someone, if not everyone and they are not.

Love to hear from anyone who can point me to the science... I'm not finding it!

Kurt at Otoke Horticulture www.otokehort.com
 
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