Why Put Epsom Salts on Plants?
Why not? Even if you don’t believe in its effectiveness, it never hurts to try it. Magnesium allows plants to better take in valuable nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus. It also helps in the creation of chlorophyll, which is vital for photosynthesis.
In addition, magnesium greatly improves a plant’s ability to produce flowers and fruit. If the soil becomes depleted of magnesium, adding Epsom salt will help; and since it poses little danger of overuse like most commercial fertilizers, you can use it safely on nearly all your garden plants.
Vegetable Gardens & Epsom Salt Epsom salt can help you refresh and revitalize an established garden—or create a healthy beginning for a new one. Ultra Epsom Salt does not accumulate in the soil or harm any plants when used, so it can be used safely and effectively during any stage of the plant’s life. For general purposes, Ultra Epsom Salt works well as a saline solution for a tank sprayer. Simply fill your tank sprayer (commonly available at gardening and home improvement stores) with one tablespoon of Ultra Epsom Salt per gallon of water. Spray your garden after the initial planting, then again after a month or so, and lastly when the vegetables begin to mature. It is believed that this practice will give you healthier vegetables, and a lush vegetable garden. Please note that Epsom salt can be used with any plant, except for varieties sage. Consult your local gardener for more information about best practices.