Epsom Salt in the Garden - It Works

Clearissa Coward
by Clearissa Coward
I could dub this the year of the rose because I am having a phenomenal year of growth and blooms in my rose garden. They are growing out of control and blooming more than they ever have. My neighbors stop by often to comment on the lushness of my rose garden.
You may be wondering if this is the first time my rose bushes have produced and the answer to that is no, it is not the first time, but it is the first time, they have been so vibrant, lush and plentiful.
I read, that you should add a little Epsom salt to the hole when planting a rose bush but mine were planted last year and the year before so I improvised and sprinkle a handful around each rose bush. I really did not expect much but as you can see from the pictures, I received a lot! Read the entire article and see more photos - http://clearissa.hubpages.com/hub/Epsom-Salt-in-the-Garden-It-Works
Clearissa Coward
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  • May8344778 May8344778 on Jul 14, 2016
    Is the epson salt only works for roses? Can it be used for other flowers and flowering bushes, for example hygrangeas?

  • Karen Chew Karen Chew on Jul 14, 2016

  • Josephine Vella Josephine Vella on Sep 09, 2016
    i love roses we have lak of rain and i have lots of roses but all in bad shape i give the firtilizer that i buy from shops and water frequently with rain water all in vain !!any solutions that i havent heard of thanks!

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  • Ctu6992126 Ctu6992126 on Jul 15, 2016
    DO NOT use Epsom Salt in your tomatoes. I did and lost my whole tomato garden, they all withered and died off, my bad.

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    • Nancy Bagley Nancy Bagley on Sep 09, 2016
      I use epsom salt in my tomatoes. The trick is put a Tbls in the whole then put soil over the salt plant as usual. Have had great luck the last two years, strong plants and lots of fruit.

  • Linda Shelton Linda Shelton on Feb 05, 2018
    I have used it for tomatoes along with finely chopped egg shells n old used coffee grounds...worked great!! Lso if you have slug problems sprinkle broken egg shells around plant..it will deter them