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This Epsom Salt Hack Is The Secret To Thriving Dahlias
If your dahlias are producing poor blooms, they may be suffering from insufficient sunlight, inadequate watering, overcrowding, or a lack of essential nutrients, like magnesium.
Test your soil to determine if it needs magnesium. If so, add Epsom salt to your watering routine — it’s a naturally occurring mineral salt chemically known as magnesium sulfate.
Magnesium promotes photosynthesis and nutrient absorption, resulting in lush foliage and vibrant, healthy growth and preventing certain common issues like yellowing leaves.
Mix 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt with 1 gallon of water and water the base of your plants, avoiding the leaves. Alternatively, sprinkle 1 cup of salt per 100 square feet on the soil.
It’s best to water with Epsom salt first when you plant your flower bulbs, then repeat in early spring when the first sets of leaves appear, and finally when the blooms develop.
Avoid over-fertilizing your soil with Epsom salt, as this can cause yellowing leaves or stunted growth in your plants. Careful application is crucial to help your dahlias flourish.