Sugar Sweet Sugar (C12H22O11) Sugar is basically a cure all for plants and soils. It is a carbohydrate and in the case of plants, (crude) sugar is the product of photosynthesis. More photosynthesis equals more sugar (carbohydrate) and thus the plant’s ability to hold more nutrients. Sugar in solution sprayed on plants and soil remedy many ailments.
Plants with higher sugar content have a higher tolerance to frost damage.
Sugar is a good source of Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen which feds the microbes in the soil.
A solution of sugar water is effective against most funguses
Spraying potato plants with sugar water is said to eliminate potato bugs
A typical sugar dose for spray application is:
1-2 pounds in 20 gallons of water for one acre.
2-4 cups per 20 gallons of water
1-2 cups per 10 gallons of water
½ to 1 cups per 5 gallons of water
¼ to ½ cups per 2.5 gallons of water
2 – 4 tbsp per 20 cups (US)
6 – 12 tsp per 20 cups
1/3 to 2/3 tsp per cup of water
Recipes For Gardeners
Soil Conditioner* This conditioner is to be sprayed on the soil and worked into the top 2-4 inches. In a blender put: 1 quart of milk (calcium, phospherous, a few trace minerals, lactose sugar) 2 cans of salmon or sardines (calcium, phosperous, trace elements, oil, protien or nitrogen) 2 eggs (protien or nitrogen and sulfur) ¼ tsp borax or boric acid (boron) 10-20 capsules of digestive enzymes 10-20 caplsules of lactobacillus – or – 8 oz yogurt 1 tbsp fulvic acid 1 tsp crushed seaweed ¼ cup whey protien powder (nitrogen) 1 tsp trace mineral drops 1 cup apple cider vinegar Water – filtered or spring (no chlorine / florine, etc) to fill blender (half gallon) Blend until completely smooth and let sit for at least an hour before diluting with water and spraying on to the soil. Then work the top 2-4 inches before planting. This recipe makes enough for 1000 square feet. This blend can be prepared and applied every week or two throughout the growing season. You can also add 1-2 tbsp to a potted plant.
“Male” Foliar Spray* This foliar spray holds leavy vegetables like spinach, kale, lettuce, swiss chard in their anionic vegetative growth stage and prevents premature bolting to seed. Milk simply diluted 1:1 to 1:10 with water works, but a more complete nutrional spray consists of: 1 quart milk 1 tsp trace mineral drops 1 tbsp plain yogurt – or – several capsules of lactobacillus probiotic Pinch of seaweed powder Mix well and mist plants two times weekly (just to the point where the leaves would drip). Ideal time for foliar spraying is in the evening, after 8:00 pm.
“Female” Foliar Spray* This spray is for fruiting and seeding crops like tomatoes, melons, and strawberries. It is a bit more complicated than the “Male” spray, but isn’t that the way of it?
½ quart filtered or spring water (no choline, floride, etc.) 1-2 tsp household ammonia -or – 1 scoop protein powder Mix gently, then add 12 ounce can of regular coke – or - fish emulsion, brewed organic coffee, protein powder, organic sugar & carbonated water ½ tsp Epson salts (eliminates aphids) 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar Mix gently, then add: 1 tsp trace mineral drops Mix gently and add 1 drop of iodine (especially for carrots) 1 pinch seaweed (for plant growth stimulant) 1 tsp fulvic acid 1 dropper full of B12 (feeds microbes) To set seeds, mist plants two times weekly and one time weekly with the “Male” mixture.
When foliar feeding, plants respond best on the increase of the moon (between the new moon and full moon).
* from Anderson, Arden, D.O., M.S.P.H., PhD. , FOOD PLAGUE Could our daily bread be our most life threatening exposure? Hollographic Press, 2013