Using epson salts on plants - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kldinucci
July 27, 2010
Can epson salts be used to aid plant growth in Idaho? What should the ratio to water be?

Answer from NGA
July 27, 2010
An all-purpose dilution rate is one Tablespoon of epsom salts to a gallon of water; this can be used as a foliar spray or as a soil drench. Basically, epsom salts are used as a source of magnesium. Certain plants, including peppers, tomatoes and roses, sometimes benefit from the additional magnesium that is found in epsom salts.

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