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Use Epson salt to perk up your plants and make them lush and healthy. Use a teaspoon per gallon.
By Fran from Bath, PA
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Do you add the Epsom salts (1 Tbsp/gallon of water) alone or with your nutrient recipe?
By Jo-Ann L.
Depending on the size of the pot, or area of ground, I just grab a fist full and throw it in then water. I have very tiny hands though so I don't over do it.
How much Epsom salt do I add to a gallon of water for flowers?
The correct mix is one tablespoon of Epsom salts per gallon of water.
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Epsom salts works wonders for houseplants because the magnesium sulfate helps cleanse the soil of harmful salts that tend to accumulate in the pots.
Give your roses a growth spurt, water them with an Epsom salts solution in May, and then again in June.
Mix two tablespoons of Epsom salts in a gallon of water, apply half of it to the soil in May, the other half in June. Epsom salts provide magnesium, which will stimulate growth.
For houseplants, especially ferns: Mix one teaspoon epsom salts with one gallon water. Feed your plants once a week with the mix. Don't forget to water your ferns everyday. They love water!
By R Lowry
My neighbor used to have raspberries that hung in clusters like grapes, they were huge! All she did was "broadcast" Epsom salt onto them during the rainy season, spring here in Idaho. (01/19/2006)