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I have not used molasses as a soil drench but have used it when making worm tea. I'd be interested to know more.
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Use of molasses as an additive for microbial boosting
Others with information:
Molasses can bring alleviation to many dire garden situations.
https://fifthseasongardening.com/molass ... e-to-pests
Ways to deal with nematodes, incl 2 tablespoons of molasses per litre of water
https://www.greenlifesoil.com.au/sustai ... /nematodes
He wrote about the test in his blog. It is in Finnish, but the pictures tell the tale.
https://www.chilitunari.fi/2018/07/toma ... loppu.html
Organic tomato fertilizers containing vinasse, which is a byproduct of sugar industry, are now sold under many brands in Finland. Quite many people have got problems when using those fertilizers and it is suspected that the vinasse is tainted with clopyralid, which is commonly used on sugar beet fields.
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I think the problem was that I thought it was natural and would do no harm, so I never bothered to look up the quantity needed to be used as a fertilizer and not a poison!!!!
And now that I have read Svali's excellent link about using molasses as a fertilizer for tomatoes, I have to wonder if molasses would be such a good idea at all!!!
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