The Secret to a Healthy Garden May be in Your Cabinet

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Sometimes the simple things that we all have tucked away in our cabinets can make a big difference for the garden. According to Best Plants blog, Epsom Salt can be that missing ingredient to make your garden beautiful.

Epsom salt, which is magnesium sulfate, can speed growth of plants, increase the nutrient uptake, and improve the flavor of your fruits and veggies, among other potential benefits.

Higher magnesium levels can especially make tomatoes and peppers very happy, with more blossoms, less rot, greener leaves, stronger plants, and tastier fruit. It can also benefit fruit trees, prevent transplant shock, and make your roses, azaleas, and rhododendron the happiest blossoms on the block.

Read more at Epsom Salt Garden Cheats.

Jump out there and give those tired end-of-summer tomato plants a boost!

Note: it is always best to get a soil test before adding significant amounts of any mineral to garden soil.

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2 Comments

  • Jerfin Aruldhas

    Reply Reply December 8, 2016

    Hi Paul,
    I live in Australia..Just watching your Gardening videos.They are amazing..Thank u for your efforts to explain each step clearly to a person who doesnt have any idea about gardening..I am watching your first lesson
    you talk about the slope and position of the land what does that mean to me living in another part of the world.

    with appreciation
    Jerfin

    • Paul

      Reply Reply December 8, 2016

      Hi Jerfin,

      So glad you’ve been enjoying the videos!

      And that is an excellent question. In the southern hemisphere (Australia where you live) you will want to ideally grow on a north facing slope (land that slopes towards the north). This is because the sun will generally track in the northern part of the sky and a north facing slope will give your garden more sun.

      Having north facing land is simply a plus but not required to grow a vibrant garden. If you have the choice it’s something to keep in mind when choosing where to grow your garden.

      Hope this helps explain and thanks for asking!

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