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Blackstrap molasses provides a very important source of carbohydrates for the microbes in your organic garden. It also has many macro and micronutrients. It really can be considered both a biostimulant and an organic fertilizer.
It is an essential component in activating EM and is particularly useful in a foliar feed to help the liquid stick to plant surfaces. Many of the professional soil consultants I study are using a carbohydrate source in their foliar sprays, and this is one of the best. It is therefore often applied with EM, mycorrhizal fungi, compost tea and other organic fertilizers.
This particular product is the same delicious and nutritious molasses you would find at the health food store. It is certified organic and fair trade and comes in 944ml (just under a liter) size.
Molasses is mixed with water in a watering can or sprayer. It helps to dissolve it in some warm water first. It is preferably applied in smaller, regular doses, such as monthly or bi-weekly, at 2 gallons/acre (170mL/1000sqft). When applied with EM, it is often mixed at a "1 part EM to 1 part molasses" ratio.