Epsom salt uses? In the garden? No way, jose! Or at least, that’s what I thought previously. But did you know that epsom salt has a ton of different uses in your garden? You betcha, here are a few epsom salt uses for the garden.
Improve Seed Germination
Using epsom salt as a soil amendment will give your plants a head start straight from planting.
Increase Nutrient Absorption
Many store bought fertilizers add magnesium compounds to their fertilizers. If you make your own, add a scoop of Epsom Salt to your soil to increase natural nutrient absorpition.
Counter Transplant Shock
Plants tend to wilt when moving from one environment to another. I always struggle with this after I’ve transplanted my seedlings! Try feeding transplants with Epsom salt once they’re in their new environment to help roots overcome the shock of moving locations.
Green Up Foliage
Plants that aren’t getting enough magnesium can easily be identified by their yellowing leaves. Add Epsom Salts to your garden to help remedy the problem.
Prevent Leaf Curling
Plant leaves curling? Mix 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt into a gallon of water and apply directly to the leaves.
Deter Garden Pests
While Epsom salt won’t get rid of slugs and snails, it will help deter other pests from your plants and veggies.
Grow Sweeter Fruit
When your plants begin fruiting, it’s easy for the plant to become exhausted and wilted. Apply Epsom salt to help fruit and nut trees.
Feed your tomato plants Epsom salt more often than you would any other veggie. This tip is guaranteed to make them taste even sweeter than normal!
More Plentiful Peppers
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt for every foot of height around your pepper plants once every week for a higher vegetable yield.
Beautiful, Bountiful Roses
For absolutely beautiful roses, they should be fed Epsom salt at the time of planting. Again at the first sign of new growth, and once more when the flowers are in full bloom.