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Epsom Salt Use in Garden

Epsom salt is the best kept secret from gardeners. It had been used for many generations.

Epsom salt helps improve flower bloom and enhance plants greening. Also, it can help plant grow bushier by using magnesium and sulfur.

Magnesium allows plants to better take in  nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. It also helps with creation of chlorophyll. Also, magnesium greatly improves a plant’s ability to produce flowers and fruit. If the soil loses magnesium, adding Epsom salt will greatly help.

Rose, tomatoes and peppers require a lot of magnesium.

With roses, you can apply a spray of 1 tablespoon per gallon of water for each foot of the shrub’s height.

For tomatoes and peppers, apply 1 tablespoon per gallon of Epsom salt during transplanting and again following the first bloom and fruit set.