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How do you use epsom salt in your garden?

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Epsom salt can be mixed into soil, mixed with water and sprayed onto plants and soil, or applied with a lawn spreader over plants and grasses. Epsom salt is an organic, affordable gardening supplement that adds minerals and vitamins to growing plants.

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Epsom salt is composed of magnesium sulfate. Using Epsom salt in the garden is an easy way to boost fertilizer and soil's capabilities of producing lush plants and produce. It is safe to use and does not build up in the soil over time. To prepare soil for planting, Epsom salt can be added to a hole that has been dug for planting or scratched into the soil after plants are growing. Healthier vegetables can be grown by using a tank sprayer at initial planting, during growing and when vegetables mature.

Soaking the roots of rose plants in an Epsom salt solution before planting stimulates root growth and produces greener foliage and more canes and roses. Tomatoes and peppers benefit greatly from Epsom salt applications because they are prone to magnesium deficiency. Lawns can be made greener and healthier by adding this supplement using a tank sprayer or lawn spreader. Even trees can produce an increased number of flowers and fruit by scratching as little as 2 tablespoons of the salt into the soil over the root zone three or four times per year.

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