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Old 02-08-2020, 11:00 PM
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Hi everyone.
Anyone using honey regularly in their feed?
I mulched some seedlings and vegging plants with bokashi infused whole ground corn cobs.
Thought a bit of honey might help out so I've been adding 5ml/L of honey for carbs n minerals.
Any clues on dosage?
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:47 PM
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I'm not sure about adding Honey but plants do crave Brawndo.

Any pics? I'd like to see what corn cob bokashi mulch looks like. I did bokashi for a little while and would add the remains to the veggie garden and turn them into the soil. The corn cobs stayed around for a while.

On another random note, i watched a japanese show where they made natto, a fermented soybean. They took rice straw and made a a little package to hold the soybeans. They use boiling water to sterilize the straw, but the rice straw still retains the bacterium Bacillus subtilis after boiling. And the soybeans are packed into the rice straw package just like making an traditional malawi cob, wrapped tight and then left to ferment. Pretty cool process, i thought the interesting part was how the necessary bacterium was still in the straw after boiling.
Someday I'll to try to make malawi style cobs with some sativa and see if it's as good as I read. I think there's a lot of opportunities to experiment with different methods of fermentation.

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Old 02-09-2020, 04:02 PM
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Just from a material standpoint honey seems like a pain as it is about the slowest sugar I know of in dissolving.
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:06 PM
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I was thinking just raw sugar turbando type would be better. Dissolving in some hot water first before diluting it with the irrigation. Honey is pricey too. But Brawndo does have electrolytes.
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:20 PM
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I was just using honey because it was sitting there.
I might try dipping cuttings into it, but probably won't use it regularly, instead of molasses.
The ground corn cobs just look like cracked corn you would feed to chooks. And the cobs as well, no husks.

Have you eaten natto before?
Tempeh black beans r pretty nice too
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:21 PM
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i no understand why put sugar or honey in water ?

plant like a cup of tea loool

i remember the co2 pills in water but was bulshit
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:50 PM
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i no understand why put sugar or honey in water ?

plant like a cup of tea loool

i remember the co2 pills in water but was bulshit

If they wanted a cuppa, I'd brew one up.
Lot of research showing simple sugar can raise brix levels and also budding sites in preflowering of fruit and veg.
Also quite a bit of positive feedback from canna gardeners using molasses for foot zone flora.
Only issue I've got with honey over molasses is it's antibacterial, so probably better for propagating with.
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:26 AM
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I clone using hydroponics but a friend who grows organically swears that honey is the best thing for rooting clones!
He said it's as good as, if not better than rooting gels.
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:35 PM
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I had a closer look at the grokashi mulch.
There is a little bit of cracked corn on fop of bag but basically it's just mulched cobs that's been infused.
You mulch off your bin to kill the odours.

You could use honey to propagate into rockwool cubes too? What's stopping it being used in hydro.
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Old 02-11-2020, 10:27 AM
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Aloha braddahs!

So many more reasons to consider molasses besides nutrient content and economy.

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I clone using hydroponics but a friend who grows organically swears that honey is the best thing for rooting clones!
He said it's as good as, if not better than rooting gels.
If you think about it, rooting gels contain auxins, which are the hormones that stimulate plant growth. Honey contains none .


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