I would like to first address the whole misconception about molasses feeding the plants. Its a term used a little loosely that confuses many.
Molasses (backstrap, non pasturized) has the active “sugars” to feed microbial life within the growing platform or base. It doesnt feed the plant, but even better, feeds the soil that feeds the plant. Thats the easiest way to look at it.
In working with microbes, there are several that can work together in that community to aid in nutrient uptake. Certain sugars target certain microbes. In the “canna” world myco’s play a huge role. Fortunately they thrive better on unprocessed sugars from molasses.
Now… the actual nute game…
I hate this part the most to growing! Its not on my part finding difficulty, but for many beginner to even advanced growers struggle with this. I see it hundreds of times a day, folks wanting to know “whats the best? What will give me what i need?” deal. Problem is, opinions seem to be about as common place as whats available on the market.
In making sure i give as accurate answers and information to folks, i research many products in great depth. This is where i have some ideas “outside the box” for some brave challenger!