I've been researching sugar and Epsom Salts and I've come up with some positive explanations on how these two items help plants grow stronger.
According to what I've read sugar doesn't really feed the plant itself. It feeds the micro-organisms that live around the roots of the plant. It's these organisms that break down nutrients making it easier for the plant to absorb them.
Epsom Salts contain hydrated magnesium sulfate which are necessary for plant growth. Magnesium helps strengthen the plant's cell walls which aids in drawing up nutrients from the soil.
Since neither of these items are harmful I'm going to try them in my garden this year - both vegetables and flowers and will report back any outstanding results!
Does anyone know about these two common substances and how they might work on the garden?
Best wishes, Linda
Commented 4 days ago
Great tip to try, Linda! Also, just letting you know that I linked to your party this week
but, couldn't find the comment button or form to say hello and let you know that "I'm Back!" I have missed you and so-o many others very much!
It's that rental rules dilemma again! We love the house that we found to rent while we settle into our new home state, however we just found out that we can't use nails to hang things or
even paint...there's a bright blue bedroom (like the question box) and wall paper in the entry that does NOT go with our belongings. I may get approval to paint the blue room, but is there any way to temporarily adhere another wall covering over the existing wallpaper?
Commented on Mar 27, 2013
Thank you...I will definitely look into this further!