I've used them on my green peppers for many years - I never knew why they were good for them, I just heard that they were. Well, here's why:
Epsom Salts are magnesium sulfate. Magnesium and sulfate provide many benefits to your plants
- helps seed germination by strengthening the plants cell wall
- helps the plants produce chlorophyll
- helps plants absorb fertilizer such as phosphorus and nitrogen
- many gardeners believe using Epsom Salts make their plants bigger and greener and produce more flowers
- Mix 2 Tablespoons into 1 gallon of water. This can be used to water potted plants, including houseplants, and outdoor plants in the garden once a month.
- Mix 2 Tablespoons into 1 gallon of water and use in a sprayer to water your plants.
- Before setting plants into the ground, put 2 Tablespoons of Epsom Salts into the hole or sprinkle 1 cup per 100 square feet of garden over the soil and work it in before planting.
Peppers also suffer from magnesium deficiency. Treat as for tomatoes but feed twice a week.
Roses benefit from feedings of the Epsom Salts and water mixture.
Shrubs- work 1 Tablespoon per 9 sq. feet of shrub into the soil over the root zone. Repeat every 2 weeks.
Your lawn can also benefit from spraying with the water mixture or putting Epsom Salts in a spreader.
I'll have to wait until next spring to give this a try. It seems like a no-fail way to give your plants an all-natural, low-cost boost.