Horticultural Molasses
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Author:  lharri57 [ Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Horticultural Molasses

Can Horticultural Molasses be used any time of the year? I am New to organic want to get early start before spring

Author:  northwesterner [ Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Horticultural Molasses

Horticultural molasses stimulates the biological activity in the soil. I suppose you could use it now, but what are you stimulating? If it is for winter crops or year round plantings, fine, but if it is for the vegetable garden I'd wait until closer to planting time, such as mixing it into the soil amendments when you prepare the beds.

Author:  lharri57 [ Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Horticultural Molasses

For my lawn

Author:  northwesterner [ Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Horticultural Molasses

Where are you and what kind of lawn? Is it dormant now?

Author:  cmbaucom [ Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Horticultural Molasses

I spread the molasses last year mostly for control of the ants that had taken over my property. I believe I did that in the fall. I have only two ant hills that I can find. It takes some time before you notice the dwindling ant population, but it works! Also, my grass looked and continues to look pretty good. From that perspective alone -- ant control -- I'm wondering if there is a particular time to spread it that's best.

Author:  northwesterner [ Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Horticultural Molasses

Here is my non-scientific thought on when to treat them: I've noticed a couple of ant hills that seem to have emerged during warm periods this winter. I stepped on one the other day and no ants emerged into the cold, so they were pretty deep. If this is the case with your remaining mounds, now would be a good time to treat around those existing mounds so when it warms this week the ants will encounter the molasses.

If you start seeing more mounds, usually after a rain or watering, then treat the larger area.

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