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by angelblossom on March 17, 2006 11:57 AM
I saw epson salt formulated for lawns, flowers, plants, veggies and trees at walmart today. Is it safe to use it altho I've already used the bone/blood meal upon planting or potting? and have fertilized since and
I don't want to over do it!

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by patches1414 on March 17, 2006 12:26 PM
I've used Epsom Salts on my garden beds for years and my flowers always do great. The added benefit is that after I've been working the yard all day, I come and put 2 or 3 cups into my bath water and then I soak for 30 minutes or more. Boy, does it work wonders. It really takes away all the aches and pains and I just love [Love] it.

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by weezie13 on March 17, 2006 12:38 PM
Diane,
Epsom Salt

Don't forget to click on the 3 things to click on, on the left side.....
Garden Benefits
Why It Works
Garden Usage Tips

Lot's of gooddddd info! [flower]

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by tkhooper on March 17, 2006 08:54 PM
I just buy the regular epsom salts and it works fine. It's probably cheaper than something that s advertised as "for the garden".

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by weezie13 on March 17, 2006 10:29 PM
I actually get mine thru my husband's work place,
they sell it there in 100 and 50lbs bags.
Woooooooo~hooooooooooo!!

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by patches1414 on March 18, 2006 04:32 AM
I've always just bought the regular Epsom Salts too, I didn't know there was a special one for gardens. [dunno]

Oh Weezie, that's what I need because I spend a fortune on it. I often said I should invest in some Epsom Salt stock. [Big Grin] I usually wait until Walgreen's has it on sale and then I get a good supply. Do you know where it can be bought in 50 lb. bags? Of course, I'll admit that more of it actually goes in my bath water than in my garden. It makes such a relaxing soak bath all year round and it feels just like you've been to a spa.
[Love]

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by weezie13 on March 18, 2006 05:43 AM
Feed stores, Grain Stores,
Places that feed animals/farm supplies.... [thumb]

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by njoynit on March 18, 2006 06:32 AM
I use it in my garden and in my fertilizer.I can't garden without it.I've made some bathe salts with it when not able to get sea salt.My sis likes vanillia in hers.you can also tie some in a baggie(cloth or mesh) and add extracts to scent your car.I have a ocean breeze tied to hubbys air vent.I don't recomend trying to fill them scented cowboy hats.I hit alot of bumps& ruts back here in the woods and had to partially disasemble my air bag to get the grains out.It did hold for about a week.mesh bag works lots better.

I'll be checking for them big bags in my booneys feed store

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by patches1414 on March 18, 2006 07:28 AM
Thanks Weezie! [thumb]

This has got to be a lot cheaper than buying the 1 lb. packages. [Wink]

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by angelblossom on March 18, 2006 08:41 AM
Thanks all.. Good Info Weezie and you're right Patches it is cheaper to buy in a larger quanity(Ijust called my feed and grain store) And Oh I forgot Weezie they did order the Sheep manure same as my uncle brought me)
So tomarrow off I go to the F&G to get epsons salt and sheep manure.. tomarrow it is suppose to rain reaaallly good thru Sunday:So wise to put down in the AM so it would get soaked down real good then?

Njoynit.. Wow excellent idea for the car freshner!! I think I'll put some in the ashtray wrapped in mesh so I won't have to fool with the Airbags just in case it bust's open! [Frown] [Big Grin] [Wink]
And put a bag of fresher salts in the coat closet too! Oh BTW
And how about using it on the up side down tomatoe plants would it soak thru enough from top of bucket to the root ball???

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by weezie13 on March 18, 2006 10:17 AM
The big bags you'll find in the feed stores,
will be called, Magnesium Sulfate.....
*it won't read Epsom Salts*
just so you know!!!

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by patches1414 on March 18, 2006 12:38 PM
Thanks Weezie! It's always good to be armed with the correct information because some of the kids (and adults) these store hire today don't know a thing about what they even have or what they're selling. [Frown]

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by weezie13 on March 18, 2006 12:49 PM
Soooooooooo very true....

When in doubt, stop at your local farms,
they can tell you where they buy their food from..

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by HydroPinke on March 21, 2006 02:52 PM
Epsom salts contain a different type nutrients for you plant, magnesium and sulfur. So you are not over fertilizing when using in addition to bone/blood meal. Epsom salts are very helpful for palm trees in distress from magnesium deficiency, which is very common for them.

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by angelblossom on March 22, 2006 09:25 AM
WOW WEEE! Hydropinke

That is Awesome!! Thanks for the reply! So it's okay to use in my rubber tree plant as well!

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by comfrey on March 22, 2006 11:17 AM
Wow HydroPinke that is a beautiful plant!

I have never used epsom salt, Very good info weezie, I printed out the info for myself and a garden buddie. So let me see if I have this right, you can use the epsom salt in additon to other fertilizer's or in place of?????

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by weezie13 on March 22, 2006 11:27 AM
To be honest, for me, I have only used the
Epsom Salt on Tomatoes because of the calcium/magnesium defiencies...

And I've used it on roses...
around the drip line, 4 months out of the year..
*May, June, July, Aug.. nothing past Aug 1st here.*
I haven't used it on house plants..

But if you read there on the one part of that..
Garden Usage Tips, it says you can.... [thumb] [flower]

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by JV on March 22, 2006 04:01 PM
Diane I also use Epsom on all my plants and in my garden. I get mine at WM and it is cheaper then the regular at least that has been what I have found. Use it right along with the Rose feed or the bone and blood meal's. I also do a little drench about every other month or more depending on how the plant looks.
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by shezalady on March 22, 2006 09:31 PM
So you just use Epsom Salts for everything in your garden?
by weezie13 on March 22, 2006 10:19 PM
Shezalady,
Here's what it says when you go to the Epsom Salt place thingie??

Houseplants: 2 tablespoons per gallon of water; feed plants monthly.

Tomatoes: 1 tablespoon per foot of plant height per plant; apply every two weeks.

Roses: 1 tablespoon per foot of plant height per plant; apply every two weeks. Also scratch 1/2 cup into soil at base to encourage flowering canes and healthy new basal cane growth. Soak unplanted bushes in 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt per gallon of water to help roots recover. Add a tablespoon of Epsom Salt to each hole at planting time. Spray with Epsom Salt solution weekly to discourage pests.

Shrubs (evergreens, azaleas, rhododendron): 1 tablespoon per 9 square feet. Apply over root zone every 2-4 weeks.

Lawns: Apply 3 pounds for every 1,250 square feet with a spreader, or dilute in water and apply with a sprayer.

Trees: Apply 2 tablespoons per 9 square feet. Apply over the root zone 3 times annually.

Garden Startup: Sprinkle 1 cup per 100 square feet. Mix into soil before planting.

SAGE: Do not apply! This herb is one of the few plants that doesn't like Epsom Salt.

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by Rosepetal on March 28, 2006 04:36 AM
You've proved it again what a wonderful site this is. [muggs] I have never heard of "epson salt" being used for plants. Thanks so much for the great idea, maybe that's what some of my weaker plants need. [flower]
I've lost so many devil's ivy plants, that I'm kind of giving up, but now I'll try this first. [Smile]

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by weezie13 on March 29, 2006 09:17 PM
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