I’ve been reading about the outstanding benefits of milk. This is one topic I haven’t seen much mentioned in forums so I thought I would try out a new topic on the subject. Thought I would make it fun and make this a group contribution by sharing experiences using milk. Also, because I like to write when I’m high so why the heck not right? Oh the creative powers of ILGM AK-47.
Milk is full of sugars (fat nugs), trace minerals,has essential calcium (essential for cell development) and magnesium along with iron. an additional boost of iron can “stabilize” the high ph tap water that causes a deficiency of iron when looking at the scale of marijuana absorption for ph of tap, chlorine free water of about 7.4.
Now for the special fun regards to the little bastards that lay eggs and fly and mess with the plant’s juju. Milk naturally kills the soft shell eggs, bugs, and flies because…get this, they don’t have a pancreas. Well, milk has sugar. When you spray them or water with milk they eat it and explode!! Now that’s what I call revenge of organic warfare .
It is also noted to cure mildew problems and would be ideal for powder mildew. I mix foliar spray with 3 tbls. milk per 32oz and for the test, please use that standard for testing.
Finally, milk is a fertilizer. Research using milk stated, " Forty-five days after the application, the fields were harvested and yields were measured. The one acre plots without milk or provided 4,454 pounds of dry matter. Plots drenched with 2 gallons of milk yielded 5,578 pounds. about 15% increase." Research using milk. If you only wanted to do it in flower, simply start when buds first appear to ball up.
How about a group experiment where we can all take two plant a grow one with milk and one without milk to report the results. The requirement would be that two plants of the same strain/ clone be used in the comparison report.
For this experiment, we will all use 1/2 cup 2% milk per gallon of water as that would be about a close reduction ratio (2 gal milk/32 gallons water per plot)…for a stoned guy that is left brained and hates math. We can all report back after the grow sharing with everyone if there was an increase of yield, how much per plant difference, how milk effects taste, smell, inhale smoothness on a rating scale of 1 to 10.
I suggest we use our own discretion on how we use the milk and how often it is used. ie, every watering, every other, once a week, or just once and report back on how we used it for comparison. Could be that every watering will have no more effect than if applied once a week. Who knows…it’s all a part of the discovery process. I am using it every other watering that I’m not using molasses. I don’t see how it can have an effect with any nutrient solution you might be using for nutes.
Tell us about your experiences with milk if you have used it in the comments. The videos on YouTube using milk looks promising for more reasons than one. Check them out. The frost is CRAZY!! My strains weren’t heavy resin producers by strain. Super Silver Haze is a nice choice for that.
I"ll be the first to report back soon. So far I can report that I have NO powder mildew whereas I would have based on my region and growing conditions where it is common. Pics of my Girls summer 2016