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How To Use Epsom Salt To Help Your Tomatoes Thrive
Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is rich in essential nutrients like magnesium and sulfur, which promote robust plant growth and help to grow more flavorful tomatoes.
There are two ways to apply Epsom salt. The first method is to combine 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt with a gallon of water and spray it directly onto the plant leaves once
a month.
This concoction should be applied late in the growing season. If you wish to spray more frequently, reduce the concentration to 1 tablespoon per gallon.
The second method involves adding 1 or 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to the bottom of each hole before sowing or transplanting tomatoes, and then mixing it in with the soil.
However, it's crucial to use Epsom salt only when the soil lacks magnesium or sulfur as its excessive use can lead to problems like blossom end rot.