Epsom Salt

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  1. Clay_22

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    Thanks @Clay_22 for an interesting article.

    There was a time when I added Epsom Salts to my tomatoes and roses, but I don't any more. For the reasons stated.

    The writer doesn't help their own credibility when they say 'Excessive sodium from it can disrupt the delicate balance of nutrients." Epsom salts don't contain any sodium. They are magnesium, sulfur, and water. Sorry, MSN :sete_022:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epsomite

    In an ideal world, we could test our gardens each year and base our fertilizing practices on the test results. The challenges with that are, testing is expensive and the results can vary all over a yard or garden, depending on what was there before and what was grown or added last year.

    I did have mine tested twelve years ago. Mostly, I recall the calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus were loss, and some trace minerals. Especially the calcium. and the iron was very high.
     
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