Autoflower and Molasses

Growing autoflower Northern Lights is the strain. When do you give molasses?

I used to do it in early veg and flower. 30 ml per 5 gal. Now i just use recharge or tribus 2x a week every week. Much easier

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At any time. The purpose of molasses is to provide sugars for the beneficial microbes to eat and be healthy. I add a couple teaspoons every third watering (or so.)

Be sure to use unsulphured molasses.


Ok they are just now about 2 weeks from germinating. Got like at least 3 nodes.

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At that stage, mine haven’t been watered yet. I get the soil wet before planting and use a dome for 2-3 weeks.

Very true and there are lots of other good nutrients in molasses that are immediately available to the plant as well. I just started using it and plan on using it about every other watering.


These are already at 3 to 4 nodes. This is my first grow for doing autiflower so I hope to get alot of help. All I can say they are looking good

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Can we see your beautiful ladies?

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I use it throughout flower. Every other watering. 1 table spoon per gallon. I just eyeball it. It’s never harmed any of my autos.


Do you do any large leaf removal during the grow?

With autos I would tuck if possible remove if you can’t tuck.

Been trying to slight bend instead of cut. The strain in Northern Lights

Hey you said you wanted to see my 2 plants.


Look ok, that leaf curling could be an issue.

Yeah I am keeping an eye on it. But I hope it’s a over water issue

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Hard to say in that light. But that could for sure be a cause.

I did too, lately I got brave and now I use double that. I pour about an ounce into a 4L jug of water

Yeah I think that’s the issue.


I notice in your pic alot of moisture directly at the base of your plant, this area is ment to be kept dry for oxygen. You wanna water in a ring two inches from the tips of your leaves until the leaves reach the edge of the pot, then water center mass between the stalk and the edge of your pot. Picture below to illustrate what I mean. Red no, green yes.


Thank you. This is my first time doing autoflower. So all the help I can get is appreciated.