How to Fertilize With Sugar

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Chemical fertilisers can damage the roots of a plant if not used properly, which is why natural methods can help. You can use sugar fertiliser to give weaker plants or growing plants a boost. Sugar fertilisers come in different forms: white refined sugar, molasses or honey.

Plants use photosynthesis to produce sugars that they will nourish from. Thus, it makes a lot of sense to fertilise your plants with a sugar form, may it be from honey, molasses, sugar or carbohydrates.

Put 1 teaspoon of honey in 3 quarts of water and water plants every two weeks. Use honey regularly because it contains a natural antibiotic that prevents fungus invasion.

Mix 2 teaspoons of refined white sugar per gallon of water. Water your plants with this solution once a month. Do not use too much sugar. Sugar facilitates the growth of fungus and attracts insects, especially ants.

Spray dry molasses directly over your plants. If you want to fertilise a large area like your lawn, use 0.907 Kilogram per 100 square feet. Spray the molasses when the soil is dry and there is no chance it will rain the same week. Dilute 29.6ml of molasses with 1 gallon water and spray your plants. To spray a larger area, mix 2 quarts of molasses per acre. One quart is equal to 907gr, so dilute 2 quarts in 64 gallons for 1 acre of land. Molasses does not attract insects. It is made from sugar cane instead of refined sugar. According to Bright Hub, molasses repels fire ants, so it will not attract pests.