Epsom salt is well known for its versatility in use around the house. There’s so much you can do with it! But did you know there are also tons of ways to use it around the garden?
It’s a great source of magnesium sulfate and is pH neutral– which makes it harmless to your soil. Those who use epsom salt in gardening often apply it to peppers, tomatoes, and roses. Especially for plants that are magnesium deficient, epsom salt helps to produce more flowers in your garden, along with higher yields and greener plants.
Here is a list of some wonderful ways that you could use epsom salt in your gardening!
Aid seed germination
The magnesium in epsom salt improves the germination process by helping to strengthen cell walls. This leads to seedlings that end up stronger. All you have to do is spread 1 cup of epsom salt for every 100 square feet of soil. You can also mix 1 or 2 tablespoons in the hole that you would plant seeds into.
Grow sweeter tomatoes
Grab an empty gallon sized container and fill it with warm water. Then mix 1 tablespoon into the container and water your plants with the mixture every 2 weeks. Plants that have magnesium deficiencies tend to be less sweet, which is why Epsom salt can be useful. It’s also a cost effective source of magnesium.