Roy Fullerton
Roy Fullerton
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Asked on May 4, 2017

Does using sugar as an alternative to commercial feterlizer work?

Jeannie CarleBernadette StaalNancy Turner


5 answers
  • Shawna Bailey
    on May 4, 2017

    No, fertilizer has many ingredients that sugar doesn't even begin to cover.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 4, 2017

    Regular fertilizing programs give you more nutrients.
  • Nancy Turner
    on May 4, 2017

    Sugar alone does not feed properly like a fertilizer. Also there are a lot of plant specific fertilizers out now that will give your plants more of what each plant that needs help needs nutrition wise.
  • Bernadette Staal
    on May 5, 2017

    I have been gardening and studying gardening tips & horticulture for many years and I have never heard of using sugar. I think someone has lead you up the garden path with that advice. If you do not wish to use chemicals or fertilisers simply buy (or make) some organic compost.
  • Jeannie Carle
    on May 8, 2017

    I have never heard of this! I also know that sugar attracts ants - never would I do that!
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