Epsom salt for garden, What is Epsom salt? & How to use Epsom salt?

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  1. · What is Epsom salt?

  2. · How to use Epsom salt?

1. What is Epsom salt?

Commonly used Epsom salt has its scientific term as magnesium sulfate. It was named after a place where it was found Epsom in Surrey, England. Epsom found to be one of the naturally occurring mineral salt. Epsom has more medicinal properties in healing the human body and in plants. Epsom has two components magnesium and sulfur which help in nurturing the plant. Salt helps in seed germination, inducing blooms and giving dense foliage. Magnesium helps in increasing chlorophyll production of the petal and gives the plant a vibrant look. In case if we find plants leaves turning yellow it signs of deficiency. Using Epsom salt gives a good balance in soil nutrients. Let see various uses.

Epsom salt as pest control:

Salt is still used in pest control as a gardening spray. Epsom salt and water mix are used in plants to control bug attacks. Another way it also controls bugs. Crystal in Epsom salt makes some Inflammation on the bugs when comes in contact with the surface. The next important use is it used in preventing leaf curls. Yes, a common problem amongst the gardener. These leaf curls are formed due to magnesium deficiency and this is controlled by applying Epsom salt to surround the root top.

Epsom salt uses for flower bloom:

Regular or frequent use of Epsom salt will give the flowering plants the extra feed to grow better. A mix of 1 tablespoon of salt with 1 liter of water and spraying on the base of the plant. Slowly blend will make the soil absorb and reaches the roots. Thereby nutrient is directly supplied from roots to petals which in turn make the plant leaves green and bushy. Minerals are mostly used in Rose, Jasmine, and Hibiscus plants to have a high yield amongst the gardener.

Epsom salt as all-purpose use in a garden:

1) It is used during new saplings are transplanted. Using salt in the recent potting soil will make plants grow healthier.

2) It is again used in better seed development. The two components in Epsom salt play a vital role - Magnesium and sulfur do give sprout balance growth.

Epsom salt also protects root shock:

Normally when a new plant is shifted to a new environment, it immediately goes for root shock. Applying Epsom salt will protect the root from any damage.

2. How to use Epsom salt?

Epsom salt appears as a white crystalline granule. These granules are easily dissolved and can be used or as a direct applicant on the soil surface of a plant.

Let’s see different methods of working with Epsom minerals:

1) For flowering - use 2 tablespoons of salt with 1 liter of water spray the mix as irrigating on the plant every month.

2) For bushy foliage - use 1 tablespoon of mineral by directly sprinkling on the soil surface near the plant roots. So when moistened the salt slowly dissolved and penetrates to give active growth.

Hope this information is useful for all

Happy Gardening from momgardenpassion

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