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Epsom Salt for Your Plants - Inside and Out

4 Materials
$3
5 Minutes
Easy

Did you know you could use Epsom salt for your outdoor plants and your houseplants? It says so right on the label!!

epson salt for your pl

Here are four different ways to use Epsom salt to give your plants a boost and one way to keep pests off of your hosta plants.

epson salt for your pl

1: Tomato Plant Booster

Add two Tablespoons of Epsom salt to one gallon of water

Shake

epson salt for your pl

Feed your plants every two weeks with this booster for bigger tomatoes.

epson salt for your pl

2: Pepper Plant Booster

Add one Tablespoon of Epsom salt to one gallon of water.

Pour into a spray bottle.

epson salt for your pl

Spray directly onto the plant every two weeks and you'll yield more peppers per plant.

epson salt for your pl

3: Hosta Pest Remover

Combine one cup ammonia and one cup Listerine original mouthwash.

epson salt for your pl

Add one cup Epsom salt and stir until salt is dissolved.

epson salt for your pl

Add one cup lemon Ajax dish soap. DO NOT STIR IN.

epson salt for your pl

Pour mixture into a spray bottle.

epson salt for your pl

Spray hosta, wetting the leaves.

Repeat as often as necessary.

epson salt for your pl

4: Indoor Plant Booster

Add two Tablesoons of Epsom salt to one gallon water

epson salt for your pl

Water your houseplants once a month.

epson salt for your pl

5: Give Transplanted Plants a Boost

Fill the planter pot with potting soil halfway to the rim.

Add a pinch or two of Epsom salt.

Combine salt into the soil. You don't want the plant to directly touch the salt.

epson salt for your pl

Plant the new transplant as you normally would.

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 184 questions
  • Gwen
    on Jan 13, 2019

    Would the spray for hostas work for bagworms on an arborvitae?

  • Elliek19
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Does the mixture for hostas gum up the spray nozzle?

  • Pam
    on Apr 18, 2019

    I have white gnats bothering my lettuce.... Any natural sprays for that?

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