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Using Molasses, Honey, and Sugar Water on Marijuana Plants
Yet another topic often debated by many Cannabis growers, is whether or not adding ingredients like Molasses, Honey, or Sugar Water increase a plants health, and quality of the buds it produces.
In the following article, we are going to go over the different uses growers claim sugar based products have in the Marijuana grow room, and how you can use it to grow better Cannabis.
What Does Sugar Do for Marijuana Plants?There are 4 primary reasons most growers report using sugars in their Cannabis grows.
- It sweetens the flavor of your smoke
One of the most touted reasons to use sugar in your cannabis grows is to increase the flavors of your buds. This is something we have experienced firsthand in some of the grows we have been a part of in the past. However many other growers suggest that sugar does not improve the flavor of smoke at all, and that this is just a myth.
Another benefit claimed to be a myth by some growers, and to be fact by others, reportedly adding sugar to your Cannabis grows will increase the size of your buds. We have experienced some of our biggest buds while use sugar in our nutrient programs. However without a proper scientific control we can’t give you any exact numbers yet.
Some growers suggest that by using sugar you can actually increase the hardness of the Marijuana buds. While not as widely accepted, this may be a case of strain specific results, and not as easily duplicated.
One of the only benefits not debated is the usefulness of sugar in soils or mediums that have an active living root system filled with Mycorrhizae. Sugars and carbohydrates help to feed the colonies of bacteria to keep them healthy, a byproduct of which is healthy plants.
What Forms of Sugar Can I Feed My Marijuana Plants?There are numerous companies that make different types of sugar based products. Some of the more popular sugar products are: Bud Candy, FloraNectar, Hydro Honey, Sugar Daddy, Grandma’s Molasses.
As far as cost Grandma’s Molasses is the cheapest, and can be found at almost any local grocery store.
As far as quality, in our experience Hydro Honey by Humboldt County’s Own was the best. This is probably because it contains 88% molasses along with other ingredients that are formulated to be more stable in hydroponic environments that straight molasses is.
So Should I Use Sugar Products on My Marijuana Plants?With such a highly debated topic, I would advise you to absolutely try it for yourself. What works for one person doesn’t always work for another.
With so many variations in strains of Marijuana, Nutrient Products, and Environments, it is more than likely some growers will have more success using sugar than other growers.
Personal experience is one of the best teachers!