Adding sugar, honey or molasses during flushing?

I was told that 2 weeks before harvest stop feeding nutes and water with a solution of 3tbl of raw organic honey per 5 gal of water and to not water 2 days before harvest.

Sounds Yummy. Let me know how it comes out. Can’t hurt, but I always heard that you should use molasses. Both are organic.

xTip: Get some yellow sticky papers to battle the bugs that will arrive, after you baste your babies in that “sweetness”.

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I’d recommend neither. Adding sugar, whether it comes from honey, molasses or pure sugar to your nutrient mix or to your soil doesn’t add sugar to your plant. The sugar molecule is too big to be absorbed by the plant through its roots by osmosis. In soil, the beneficial microbes might be able to convert it to something the plant can use but it is more likely to increase the amount of pests (bugs and bad microbes) and cause more harm than good. Starving the plant of nutrients the last two weeks does do some good, by feeding only water the last couple of weeks, you force the plant to live off its reserves and reduce the amount of chlorophyll and nutrients in its tissues, this of course leads to a better cure and smoother smoke in the end.


BTW, molasses contains iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium. It’s because of these nutrients, not so much the sugar content, why it can be useful and as I said the sugar in it can feed your soil microbes. But it won’t do much for the last two week “flush”.


Another thought on the experimental/theoretical side, honey has hormones and antibacterial properties. During other times of a grow, the hormones may contribute to robust and healthy root growth while possibly reducing the number of harmful pathogens.


One last theoretical thought. As honey does come from the nectar of other plants, wild raw honey may contain plant related viruses that may or may not be able to infect your cannabis. Much like some viruses may or may not be able to be shared between you and your pets, depending on where the honey came from, if it does have any active viruses in it, the virus may or may not be contagious to your plant.


OK. Let me re-address this. I would never use Molasses or anything else in Hydro; outside of nutrients developed for Hydro Molasses also needs to be broken down in a tea oe compost.

It is not that Molasses sugar will be taken up; And, yeah it has nutrients in it; But I have seen where it does manipulate the taste; For sure.

Bugs; I agree; Add Molasses or Honey would bring chitloads :grimacing: of bugs.


Ooh, if you want to toy with ‘flavoring’, you could try adding food flavoring drops or extracts from you grocery store or bakery. You could try vanilla, lemon, cherry or grape, or what have you. Even better you can get “hard candy” type concentrates, much stronger than that stuff in the average supermarket’s spice department, and again try almost any flavor you can think of. However, with fine cannabis strains, wouldn’t that be like mixing a fine wine with lemon lime soda? Would you really want to do that to your cannabis?


O.K thank you guys.I don’t want to flavor it I quite like its original However I shall go back and read between the lines and come up with A solution.I forgot to mention these are outside ladies not that it has any baring on the matter. Are you 2 brothers ? You guys crack me up but are so so knowledgable.Wow is that even a real word?lol. Peace, Pot ,and microdot. Lisa


Peace and blessing. Yes microbials use sugar as carbohydrates for energy. In plants sugar can only be up taking through the roots. Amazingly honey is the only organic no parish able substance on the planet The. 09 h20 Containt makes it nearly impossible for microbials to colonize. With that said microbials can stay dormant in honey nearly forever. Honey also causes plants to produces more oils. In horticulture it is common practice to mix several drops of honey per gallon of water during the flush cycle. I’m not familiar with honey and bud flushing but the alchemy says it should cause the bud to produce more oils.


I am new to cannabis growing but I could not for the life of me believe molasses or any other sugar form would be beneficial
But I can see where a 10 to 14 day flushing with good well water could help with outdoor growing

If <olasses (sugar) is to be applied; It has to be brewed into a tea in order to allow it to be amde available to be absprbed.

Flushing with water does not manipulate the taste. water merely allow the stored nutrition to be used up, since their should be little or no minerals in water.

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Co2 from yeast really plumps buds to some degree but not a factor to where it has to be used.

So what would you use for hydro at the last 2 weeks before 2-day flush would you use raw potassium or and how much unless there’s some other in recipe that would be beneficial to me

I have high brics molasses it’s from a company called Earth Juice which I feel like feeds the trichomes but from what I’m hearing from the majority of you guys there must be something better than that if we trychomes