Question by  DoctorDoggles (13)

Is epsom salt good for tomato plants?

My mother told me to put epsom salt on my new tomato plants.


Answer by  Penny77 (36)

I have been a farmer and gardener most of my 60 years and we kill plants and weeds with salt. Epsom salt is a salt. Your mother may have a special formula or process only she knows about and I am not familiar with what she has in mind. I would carefully inquire how she would use the Epsom salt.

posted by Anonymous
Epsom salt is not a salt it is magnesium sulfate. Table salt is sodium chloride. I have know people who have used Epsom salt in the garden for years.  add a comment

Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Epsom salt works especially well with tomato, rose, and pepper plants. Add a tablespoon of salts to one gallon water. Water plants once a week with this for best results. Use this as a spray on plants when they begin the flowering process and when fruit forms.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Absolutely it will help to keep bugs off from them as well as keeping fungus away from the plants it also help to put nourishment into the soil so that the plants will grow wel. And it will make sure no slugs get on them.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Yes they are good. Actually, it helps make the plants more tasty and the structure more round. They are definitely good for your plants. Go ahead with your mother's advice.


Answer by  Lime1 (107)

I've never heard about putting epsom salt on plants to assist in growth and yield however If you put an aspirin in the soil its supposed to help it grow. Or the topsy-turvy plant holders work!


Answer by  wmgcgirl12 (293)

Epsom salt can be very beneficial to tomato plants. It should be placed as a ring around the base of the plant. It acts as a fertilizer making sturdier crops.


Answer by  roxiey (191)

yes it is it help them where they wont get bugs in got to dig a whole and then put the salt in there


Answer by  Anonymous

Epsom salt will help some plants, it is the magnesium in it.


Answer by  ruffy (1117)

oh yes they fertize them and they all so spray the bud and it make more this is what my mother told me and believe till she dies


Answer by  Anonymous

I use a 4 pound bag spread around my magnolia tree every spring. It helps it to blossom and bloom better.


Answer by  Anonymous

Epson salt is excellent for tomatoes, peppers, lawns, shrubs, and roses. Epson salt is not a salt. It is magnesium sulfate. I used 1 tablespoon per gallon and spray it onto the plant over two weeks. Its a cheap fertilizer.

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