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I did not know that about Epsom salt
I did not know that about Epsom salt
I'm definitely going to try some experiments of my own.
Let's face it, the article, a bit hokey.
Fact Epsom salts are wonderful for greening up and promoting root growth. Try it!! Use it on your tomato plants (below)
Hey, I like this!... Thanks Yobaba !
will have to try this sometime!
Great information on epsom salts! I keep telling people how wonderful they are. Maybe if I show them this, they will believe me. Better roots=better plants.
going to try this.......................java
also good as a pesticide!! thank you for reminding me of how great this mineral really is! and for all you others - there is no need to rip into this blogger for sharing what they do have the knowledge and time to share - GOOGLE IT if you want more please!!
I have never tryed it, probably should
This information could have been presented in a much clearer and more informative way. Before and after pictures are fine, but if the author had actually taken the time to inform readers about what Epsom salts are and why they're beneficial to plants the article would've been far more useful.
In the age of the Internet, information is not hard to find. A little research goes a long way toward lending credibility to an article.
Sorry. Thumbs down.
So I went out and put epsom salt on my tomatoes. I hope it helps!
A gardening tip is pure and simply that - It's a:
"Hey, try this! It worked for me! And, it might work for you!"
Several people who have left comments on this Stumble-find are somewhere between mocking and chastising (with a dash of ridicule thrown in for posterity sake, I can only guess) the writer as if he, or she, had made a claim that: "Epsom Salt: Cures The Common Cold", "Prevents Baldness-Restores Lost Hair", "Wakes Up Your 'Hey-Nanny-Nanny better than VIAGRA ever could!!", etc., etc.
And, although the scientific explanation that one commenter left (which was interesting, and welcomed) offered some additional information and insight, it felt like "Professor Pompous Sets A Gardener Straight - Appalled At Lack Of Photosynthesis Savvy." Lets charge Grannies and Aunties the world over with Mal-Practice for using Home-made remedies (which were NOT approved by the FDA) to cure illnesses & injuries. And, a 100 lashings to ANY GARDENER who doesn't know, scientifically, why snap peas NEED a cold snap at night during their growing process, why some flowers seem to close their petals at night and "sleep", why snails won't cross copper strips in gardens.
Stop being so flippin' mean and cynical. If you have helpful information to give - give it. If it corrects a misconception that someone had - beautiful. If you don't like it - hit the OTHER BUTTON AND BITCH THERE!!! Now go start a mini-garden, paint a picture, bake some bread, and THEN bask in the wonder that IS truly You. Cheap shots suck, and there seems to have been more than a few jabs here.
Interesting results, but poor before and after photos. Author expects us to see the results in inconsistent photographs. But, the information provided is very helpful.
As Robspoon stated, it could be very likely the soil is lacking magnesium and this works very well for this particular case. It's not the end all solution to growing a hefty garden
Can't really call epsom salts a multivitamin as it only contains two elements. Everything in moderation - you may get a response if your soil is deficient in magnesium or if your soil is particularly alkaline as sulfur has an acidifying effect on soil. But your soil may be neither.
Just to clarify - magnesium is a component of the chlorophyll molecule. Plants do not take up chlorophyll, they synthesize within their cells.
From the page: I wanted to show everyone what a difference it makes with and without with only water being added all of these plants was planted on the same day and time. I am showing you ones I am growing with the sq. ft. method.
From the page: Why I Use Epsom Salt in the Garden