GARDEN SPOT - CAN WE TALK?
Epsom salt, pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses.
Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits (*1). Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.
See the CityGirlGardener backyard gardening story told in the May/June issue of Texas Gardener magazine.
Golden rule: Plant according to the spacing as directed from your plant or seed provider.
My first year or two, I didn't realize how important space was to production/harvest. I plant 6 cabbages in a 4' wide space. They were so cute, they grew but tiny. Plants need space to grow.
Yesterday, I diluted a tablespoon of Epson Salt in a gallon of water and poured the solution around the bottom of the vegetables in my garden, the roses and the shrubs in the backyard and today they are all looking good!
The "Epson Salt Council says; "Studies show that magnesium and sulfur, two naturally occurring minerals that are major components of Epsom salt, may help plants grow greener with higher yields and more blooms. Magnesium creates an environment conducive to growth by helping seeds to germinate, increasing chlorophyll production and improving phosphorus and nitrogen uptake.
It works for me, so I am passing it on.