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Beneficial Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses

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Unsuphured blackstrap molasses is a great addition to any liquid feed.  This condiment supplies plants a dose of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron.  While, also supplying selenium, manganese, copper, zinc, and phosphorous.  The carbohydrates present in molasses also enhance growth of beneficial bacteria; they break down waste and fertilizers into plant available nutrients.  Molasses contains little to no nitrogen so it is not a stand alone fertilizer but enhances other fertilizers. We use it in conjunction with fish emulsion, worm tea and other all purpose organic liquid feeds.  It also enhances scratch in or granular fertilizers in the garden; especially those inoculated with microbes. 

Mix 1 tablespoon with 1 gallon of warm water and agitate until it complete dissolves within the water.  Then, add your favorite all purpose liquid feed.  Use with almost every watering on potted plants. Make sure to flush potted plants with plain water at least once every two weeks during their growth season.  In the garden you can fertilize every week.  Use it prior to flowering in vegetables to enhance fruiting potential and it will increase bloom count on flowering annuals. 

Note: Make sure you buy unsulphured blackstrap molasses, as molasses with sulfur dioxide is harmful to soil microbes and not as nutrient dense.


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