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Epsom salts

Postby Romeljo » 06 May 2013, 05:02

An elderly gardener in the neighborhood tells me that the secret to spectacular vegetables is to spray each plant with a solution of Epsom Salts. Does anyone else have experience of this? I have sworn to take better control of my small garden this year (last year we struggled to get between the plants because they grew so big). My intention is to have fewer, good quality fruits and veg and if Epsom Salts will help then I am all for it!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts :-k
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Re: Epsom salts

Postby drfish » 06 May 2013, 09:46

Epsom salts provide lots of magnesium, which most vegetables will thrive on. I know fruit also does especially well with it, if used towards the end of fruit production. I think magnesium is one of the things that depletes quickly from the soil and is used up, so adding more to it will never do any harm. My dad used to swear by it on his tomatoes. I think it's also good to use when first setting the garden.
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Re: Epsom salts

Postby Romeljo » 06 May 2013, 12:44

Thank you Drfish, I suspect I will be trying it this year. Which part of Notts? I used to work at Saxondale Hospital in the olden days. :sunny:
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Re: Epsom salts

Postby drfish » 06 May 2013, 13:26

It's Huthwaite, right on the border with Derbyshire near the M1.
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Re: Epsom salts

Postby Romeljo » 07 May 2013, 03:33

I know it, It was within my catchment area. :-)
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Re: Epsom salts

Postby harry112 » 28 Jan 2014, 06:36

Epsom salt is not only use for cooking but it is mainly consume in hilly or mountains area to clearing road in though snow falling! :-s
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