To mix Epsom salts for tomatoes, gather measuring cups and spoons, buckets, gardening tools and a spray bottle. Some gardeners use Epsom salts once, while others apply it many times during the course of the growing season. Adjust usage as needed based on the appearance of the tomato plants and fruit.Continue Reading
Before setting tomatoes plants out, mix 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts into the soil. Dig the hole for the tomato plant, mix soil and salts in the bottom, and plant the tomato. Water normally.
Once the tomato plants begins to flower, add up to 1/2 cup Epsom salts to the soil. Gently hoe to mix in, and then water for 10 minutes. Alternatively, mix 1 tablespoon Epsom salts with 1 gallon water, and spray onto the plant. This solution can be applied twice in a month, or the Epsom salts can be increased to 2 tablespoons and applied once a month.
As the tomatoes grow and produce fruit, magnesium in the soil can wane. Spray the plant with a solution of 1 to 2 tablespoons Epsom salts to 1 gallon of water, following the same guidelines as above. Another option is to add 1 tablespoon per each foot of plant height to the soil next to the plant. This side dressing option should be repeated every six weeks, as the absorption rate is slower in this form than in the solution form.
A bath with Epsom salts may help reduce muscle cramps, treat psoriasis and relax the body. However, the research on Epsom salt baths remains inconclusive, but warm baths help relax the body. In turn, that relaxation provides health benefits.Full Answer >
Patients can take Epsom salts to boost their magnesium levels, treat some forms of cardiovascular disease, improve their cardiovascular health and treat an array of other conditions, WebMD states. The evidence supporting the use of Epsom salts to treat various conditions varies.Full Answer >
Epsom salt breaks down into the simple ingredients of magnesium and sulfate. The compound mixture of magnesium sulfate forms a pure saline solution, also called salt. Epsom salt, like many salts, serves versatile purposes; the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, recognizes its value as a food item, laxative and solution for healing cuts and wounds.Full Answer >
According to the Epsom Salt Council, Epsom salt is used to relieve sore muscles, help remove splinters and fade bruises. It is also an effective treatment to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with bee stings, mosquito bites, sunburn and poison ivy.Full Answer >