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2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9129489

I have heard about Epsom salts for tomatoes and peppers. I can't find out how much or how often though.

Does anyone use this, and what is the method you use?


thanks
stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2012
11:00 AM

Post #9129583

I don't use Epsom Salt in my garden, but I did find this for you. http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/garden/
2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2012
9:06 PM

Post #9130118

That's very kind of you. Thank you

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2012
10:15 PM

Post #9130156

I mix up a planting hole mix of 2c EP, 2c worm castings, 2c Dolomite Lime for my tomatoes. Sprinkle a liberal handful into the hole. For the peppers, swap 2c rock phosphate for the lime.

I also sprinkle a lb. of EP on my lawn periodically, to green it up.

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9130614

2busygardening
my grandfather in Italy used Epson Salt on his plants and they did great !
I kept up family traditions here in the USA.
Right now, I am using one tbsp of Epson Salt on my tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cukes and okra every other week.
It must be working because I always harvest more than I could eat !
This picture was taken yesterday ...

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koshki
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9130884

Drthor, are you just applying the 1T to the plant, or mixing it in water? Or some other way?

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2012
5:07 PM

Post #9131018

Sprinkle it around the plant, then water it in.

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9131058

koshki
I apply one tbsp of Epson at the base of the plant.
That's it !
My veggie garden is watered by a soaker hose on a timer. I just wait for the water to go on automatically ...
koshki
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9131088

That's easy enough, thanks!

Katherine

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