Do you use epsom salts in your garden? Which plants benefit from them? What concentration do you use?
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I buy my Epsom salts at the drugstore. The kind you soak your feet in. I use a small handful in the holes I plant my tomaotes in. I mix it in a little bit before I put the tomato in there. I think it helps with blossom end rot. Have used it for years. Sometimes I use it for my pepper plants also. Hope this helps. If you have already planted them mix some of the powder in water and water your plants with it.
You know, I'd forgotten about using epsom salts on my tomatoes. I used to use it all the time and somewhere along the line I just quit and forgot about it.
I use it on my roses.... never tried it on the tomatoes... guess that's the next trial!!.. thanks!
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Just be careful that you don't end up with an over abundance of magnesium in your soil. From the results of my soil tests last year, I won't ever need to add any!
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Thanks for the tip, Owie.
I used epsom salts on my gardenias before I finally dug them up and tossed them out. The whiteflies were more than I wanted to deal with.
At least I have something to use the epsom salts on now.This message has been edited. Last edited by: theoriginalfluffy,
I've done the same as Owie. A couple tablespoons mixed into the dirt of each tomato plant at time of transplanting.
I never thought to try it for roses...maybe I should!
Don't use it on varigated hostas, it will turn them completely GREEN! It did when I used it, but then it was several years ago and I can't remember how much I used.
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