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Epsom salt

Anyone use epsom salt in their garden? I have heard about it, and watched many youtube video's.

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I'm trying it this year, I've read a lot about it lately. It's also supposed to be good for your grass and roses. We'll see
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One tablespoon to one gallon of water. Feed your plants at least once every two weeks. Works especially well on peppers. Put a tablespoon in the hole then stir it into the ground then plant the pepper You will see a big difference when you do this. It is magnesium and from what I read the entire east coast is deficient in this. I fed a neighbors peppers in Florida this winter and he was really surprised on what he got from three plants.
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Re: Epsom salt

I started using it last year, and it really made a big difference in the yield I got from my pepper plants. I also put some into a spray bottle and spray my tomatoes and I haven't had any problems with blight.

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I use it every year on tomatoes and peppers. I sow several tablespoons into the soil around each plant. I also buy a box of paper matches and put a book of them around each plant.
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I've used it for years. Sprinkle on leaves and put some around plant bases. The blue bags you buy at wally world have plant supplement info and application rates on them.
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I've been using it for about 35 years,i take around 10 oz of epsom salt and 10 oz of urea and mix in a large plastic bucket (6 gals)let set for 24 hrs and then you can spray the leafs lightly once a week also make sure your plants are about 6" or higher.I spray all my plants from garlic to potatoes.

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Re: Epsom salt

Interesting, thanks for the tips. I am going to try this in some of my garden this year.
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Interesting, thanks for the tips. I am going to try this in some of my garden this year.
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It was my first year using it. I mixed it 1 - 1.5 tbsp per gallon and put it on my peppers, tomatoes, and tomatoes. We'll see if there's any real difference. I've read some good things about it.
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