Epsom Salts and Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Massena, NY
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Question by margosia
May 21, 2000
Is Epsom Salt used to water tomoato Plants. If so how often and what is the mixture.

Answer from NGA
May 21, 2000
Epsom salts are occasionally used as a source of magnesium and are
used as a side-dressing or foliar spray as needed during the
growing season. Certain crops, including peppers, tomatoes
and roses, sometimes benefit from the additional
magnesium. As long as your plants are growing well and soil
tests have not indicated a lack of magnesium, it's probably
not necessary. You could certainly experiment and see if
you get better results. 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 applied perhaps once a month.

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