Bonnie Graves
Bonnie Graves
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Asked on Jul 9, 2013

Gardening

Bonny GravesNancy FennellDouglas Hunt

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I saw some posts on here somewhere about Epsom salt and adding it to tomato and pepper plants. Does anyone know if it really works and how much would you add? I have tomato plants growing but aren't producing and something is eating my pepper plants. Thanks for the help!
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  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 9, 2013

    Epsom salts add magnesium to the soil, Bonnie. If you don't have a magnesium deficiency, you will not see significant results. Are your tomato plants getting enough sun?

  • Nancy Fennell
    on Jul 10, 2013

    One teaspoon per foot plant height every two weeks for tomatoes and roses according to the epsom salts I have. It does work very well, but I have heavy clay soil and the magnesium really helps.

  • Bonny Graves
    on Jul 22, 2013

    My soil is not that great. I tried the epsom salts and it does seem to be helping my tomato plants. I am finally getting some tomatoes on them! I have had tons of blooms with no tomatoes until now.

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