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Jul 1, 2016 9:39 AM CST
Is Epsom salt a fertilizer that can be used in your garden?
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Jul 1, 2016 9:49 AM CST
Epsom Salt is a hydrated form of Magnesium Sulfate, minerals magnesium and sulfur. So yes, in a sense it feeds/fertilizes. Here is more info for you. @Lawrence Welcome to NGA


Name: Elaine
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Jul 1, 2016 11:11 AM CST
But it's not a "complete" fertilizer. That is, you can't use it instead of regular N P K fertilizer because it doesn't have those three essential minerals. It's a supplement, and magnesium and sulfur are often included in fertilizers as minor nutrients.

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