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?


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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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