I am currently studying biology in Grade 11 at High School. I grew Brassica rapa from seed with a control of just tap water and two treatments with different sugar solutions under 24 hour light.
The control plants (no sugar) flourished and grew to a height of 10.5 cm over 4 weeks. However, the plants receiving sugar solution perished before reaching 1 cm in height.
I was aware that the plants would not be able to utilize the sugar solution as energy, but I was not expecting them to die.
Can anyone who reads my Mum’s blog tell me what affect the sugar might have had on these plants?
Thankyou, Caroline Marohasy