Epsom salt has many benefits for humans, but did you know it is great for plants as well? Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate crystals that, when used in your garden, provide your plants with the nutrients it needs for optimal health, growth, and flower production.
Help Your Plants Grow
In order for your vegetable garden to grow bigger and stronger, there are vital nutrients your plants need. Nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium are important nutrients for a healthy garden. Magnesium and sulfur are also necessary to help your plant absorbs these nutrients efficiently as well as aid them in chlorophyll production.
Magnesium Sulfate Crystals, also known as Epsom Salt, is an organic and economical way to help your garden absorb the nutrients it needs.
Do You Have Yellow Leaves?
If your vegetable garden has yellow leaves, your plants need magnesium. Without it, your organic garden is not properly producing chlorophyll, which is why the leaves are yellow instead of green.
Sprinkle epsom salts around the base of your plants and water generously. Your plants will perk up and return to their original green color in a few days.
When to Use Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is useful for indoor and outdoor plants from your organic vegetable garden to your flowers and grass. Magnesium Sulfate does not built up in your soil, so there is no threat to your plants should you use too much.
Magnesium assists seeds in germination and gives seedlings a stronger start. It aids the photosynthesis process by helping plants to convert sunlight into food.
Magnesium is also credited with increased flower production for your plants, which leads to more fruits. And with better absorption of minerals in the soil as well as chlorophyll production, bigger fruits will result as well.
Sulfate is important for longer plant life as well as helping nutrients in your soil be more effective for your garden.
Combine Magnesium and Sulfate and you have the perfect combination for a healthy garden.
Where to Buy Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is available in most stores and while you can use the type most of us use for our own personal health, it is highly recommended that you use a garden variety instead.
Ultra Epsom Salt is the purest version of epsom salt. Due to the delicate filtration process used in creating Ultra Epsom Salt, it is not only the highest quality available, but it dissolves quickly and easily with the least amount of by products.
Epsom Salt for Personal Health
Don’t forget to use some of that epsom salt for your personal health as well. Add 1-2 cups to a warm bath and soak for 15-20 minutes 3 times a week. The benefits to your health are numerous and include soothing aching muscles, increasing blood circulation, removing toxins from your body, and even aids with migraines and depression.
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