Asked on May 23, 2017

Will epsom salt help my tomatoes 🍅?



6 answers
  • Michael A Carta
    on May 23, 2017

    se one tablespoon per gallon of water if you apply Epsom salt spray more often than once a month. Begin foliar spraying when blooms first appear. Sidedressing during season. Work one tablespoon of Epsom salt per foot of plant height around the base of each plant. I also crumble up antacid tablets and sprinkle around the bottom of the plant, then water. Tomatoes need magnesium too.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 23, 2017
  • David
    on May 23, 2017

    due to the amount of magnesium in epsom salt, it will help. Read the information on the box of epsom salt. putting a tablespoon in the hole before planting and covering with dirt so the epsom salt doesn't touch the roots of the plant is necessary. spraying on the leaves of tomato plants will also provide nutrient. Use a tablespoon per gallon of water. Dropping around the base of the plant allowing it to be absorbed into the ground surrounding the plant can also be done to enhance grow and yield of fruit. Tablespoon per plant dropped around the base per week or two will work. Also use on roses in same manner.
  • Marlies
    on May 24, 2017

    yes, but you need to boil the water and then add the epsom salt so that it dissolves and use that when feeding your tomatoes.
  • Sherry
    on May 24, 2017

    You can also do the Epson salt water for your pepper plants too
  • Vondie
    on May 27, 2017

    Such great answers to your question re: Epsom salts! My 83 yr. 'young' mother, myself & family have shared our 'secret' of using Epsom salts around ALL veggie plants with many folks over the decades! Roses love Epsom salts, too. We've never boiled water to dissolve tho'. Warm water & stir ( or shake ) well. We make a solution of equal parts Miracle Gro mixed in water w/Epsom salts. Water will turn a pretty lilac color. Happy Growing!
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