Having green spaces and especially a vegetable garden is always a big advantage, because it is very pleasant to grow beautiful and delicious things! Hobbyists and experienced gardeners alike are often interested in methods to promote healthy and abundant growth.
In the garden, Epsom salt (also often called magnesium sulfate) is a natural fertilizer that is unfortunately still very much underrated and can work wonders if you know how to use it… And not just as a footbath or relaxing bath salts! Let us tell you more about its benefits and the possible uses of this super natural product on your plants.
The many benefits of Epsom salt in the garden and vegetable garden
Thanks to its richness in sulfate and magnesium nutrients, the natural mineral nutrient Epsom salt has many virtues for the garden that are useful at all stages of growth:
- First, it solidifies the seed and allows it to better absorb minerals.
- In addition, it allows the roots to be stronger.
- It offers longevity and vigor to the plants to avoid weeds and dead plants.
- It favors the processes of photosynthesis as well as those related to chlorophyll.
- These trace elements allow the plant to develop fruits and flowers in abundance.
- The plants are green and yellow less, the flowers have brighter colors and the fruits are bigger and tastier, because they have more energy and therefore produce more sugar.
- Best of all, it doesn’t build up in the soil over time and watering!
How do you use Epsom salt in your garden?
- When planting, sprinkle about 250 grams of Epsom salt per 10 square meters of land and turn the soil before planting your seeds or plants.
- At least once or twice a month, water the plants with a mixture of 3 liters of water to one tablespoon of Epsom salt. This chemical-free watering provides fertilizing elements to the soil.
- Every two weeks, sprinkle a tablespoon of this salt on the tomato and bell pepper plants. For rose bushes, you can use a teaspoon occasionally.
- For a green lawn, gardeners should sprinkle 1.5 kg of Epsom salt per 25 m².