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by Flowers4ever on June 30, 2005 12:45 AM
First time on this site and I was wondering if anybody ever uses Epson Salts around their Crape Myrtles? If so, how do you use it?

by weezie13 on June 30, 2005 02:30 AM
I use Epsom Salt, but I use it for my
tomatoes...most of my veggies in the garden...

But not on the specific plant you're asking...

I am going to move your post into the
You'll get a better response down in that

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by RugbyHukr on June 30, 2005 03:05 AM
Epsom salts were used for some essential minerals before we had so many commercially available fertilizers. The practice has probably been handed down.

Epsom salts give plants magnesium & sulphur.

magnesium is essential for chlorophyll production. Lack will result in poor chlorophyll production & stunted plant growth.

sulphur is essential for photosynthesis. The use of sunlight to transform carbon dioxide into sugars. Also, it is an important ingredient in a plants' produced chemical resistance to pests.

Proper sulphur levels will result in better bloom & seed production.

You can use epsom salts. Or commercially available fertilizers & ammendments which will give a more complete diet for your plants and result in greater health if used on a proper schedule.

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by Flowers4ever on June 30, 2005 09:50 PM

I also have a house in NC and there was a gentleman down there who uses Epson Salts around his crape myrtles and they were beautiful. Didn't know whether he sprinkled it around the trees or mixed it with water.

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