The Captain Slow Boat Molasses is high in calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. It also contains sulfur and a host of micro-nutrients, carbohydrates and trace minerals from the original cane material. Using molasses as a fertilizer provides plants with a quick source of energy and encourages the growth of beneficial micro-organisms.
Molasses also works as a chelating agent to convert the soil's tied-up nutrients into a form that's easily available to plants. Chelated minerals can be absorbed directly and remain available and stable in the soil. Be aware that when adding molasses to your solutions, because of its biologically activating properties, it can cause certain components in your spray solutions to "grow". It is therefore not wise to leave a solution containing molasses for more than 8 hours.
- Reduces damage to roots caused by root parasites during the process of decomposition
- Stimulates the quick microbial decay of residual organic matter
- Increases fruit and vegetable yields
- Reduces plant stress by applying phytochelates to foliage