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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:06 am 
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Gar, now that Enzyme11 has explained more about the dry product, my only beef with is is the clumping and cost. If you use it all up at one time, then clumping is not a problem.

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I have about 100 lbs of molasses in the buckets that Enzyme11 turned me on to. Clumping doesn't bother me because the majority of the molasses gets hand applied to my compost. The clumps don't get rock hard. They are easy to break up by hand. Plus I love the smell of molasses. I try not to spread to much molasses each time I fertilize the yard. I don't want the microbes to be to active that they wear them selves out and die. (LOL) Or maybe I should put down more to keep the pesky biting ants away.
I have to thank Kathe Kitchens for telling me about molasses and ants.

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Here in the greater Birmingham, Alabama area, I have only found one farmers co-op feed store that sells 50 lb bags of dry molasses powder as a cattle feed. I have found only 3 feed stores that sell gallon jugs of liquid molasses as a deer food, but only during hunting season.

It's a shame that you have to be very wise and creative in finding organic and sustainable products for your garden, because the rest of the "world" doesn't appreciate organic farming methods.

Before I found my liquid and dry molasses sources, I used brown sugar, or corn syrup, in my aerated teas.

Now miraclously, I just inherited an abundance of free sugary products from a local grocery store that I'm storing in several coverd 5 gallon buckets for my teas for this coming spring and summer. It's mostly old donuts, breads, cookies, cakes, and old fruit. Yum Yum! I intend to use this moldy stuff more instead of molasses in order to get more fungi in my teas.

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And to think Captain, all that good stuff would have been thrown out into the trash if you had not taken it. It is ashame to think of all the fruit and vegetables, that can't be sold, are thrown out everyday from the grocery stores. It should make some great tea and fertilizer for the compost. The little critters, in the compost, will thank you for such a great delicious meal. Keep up the good work!!!

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