Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 09:05 pm
Rich in magnesium, Epsom salt is a natural nutrient that gives a real boost to your plantings. It works wonders in the garden. What is Epsom salt? Epsom salt is pure magnesium sulfate. For centuries, it has been known for its many health benefits.
It is also an indispensable ally for the garden and more particularly for the vegetable garden. Like us, plants sometimes lack the nutrients they need to thrive. Epsom salt plays the role of natural vitamins.
It gives spectacular results on green plants, flowers, vegetable plants, roses, trees and even on the lawn. Indeed, it is a natural nutrient that strengthens the roots and helps plants to absorb chlorophyll and regenerate in a very short time. The plants are stronger, fuller, their leaves do not yellow and the fruits are bigger. Epsom salt is ideal for soils low in magnesium and sulfur. A little bonus: it repels slugs.
How to use Epsom salt?
In the vegetable garden Epsom salt promotes germination. Sprinkle about a cup of it on an area of 10 m2 and turn the soil before sowing the seeds. You can do the same before planting your seedlings. The salt will have the same effect as a fertilizer! You can also put a large teaspoon of salt at the foot of the plants to boost the roots.
With each watering or rain, the salt will penetrate the soil. This application, once every 2 weeks, is ideal for tomatoes, peppers and even roses!
It boosts their growth. Green plants and evergreens Epsom salt can be used as a foliar fertilizer (sprinkled on the leaves). Dilute a large teaspoon of salt in 1 L of water and spray the mixture on the leaves of your green plants, about once or twice a month. They will be more vigorous and greener because the salt activates photosynthesis.
Roses and shrubs particularly appreciate it. Evergreen trees such as Azaleas and Rhododendrons also love Epsom salt. Mix a tablespoon in the water and sprinkle on the roots every two to four weeks. Lawn Epsom salt is ideal for a green lawn. To take advantage of its benefits, apply 1.5 kg of Epsom salt on a 25 m2 plot. This treatment is best applied in the spring. Find Epsom salt in our garden store: