Using epsom salts to improve soil nutrition by gerben | 13-Sep-07 | Body | 17 comments In this video I discuss the benefits and application of using epsom salts on your plants to improve their growth. Related Blogs 17 Comments ttitanic121 on 2013/06/12 at 02:27 Good tip Steve, also great for rose bushes. superslyfoxx1 on 2013/06/12 at 03:02 Great reminder and I like your method. freakygeaktwo on 2013/06/12 at 04:04 is this a one time application or will you need to repeat later on ? MrChip123472 on 2013/06/12 at 04:09 I do this twice a season usually. Once before tomatoes set fruit and once after about 6 weeks later. It prevents tomatoes from developing cracks too. Gardeninggirl1107 on 2013/06/12 at 05:24 My tomatoes are already producing. Should I feed it to them now? Also, does it help with cucumbers? 10yearvet on 2013/06/12 at 05:44 Great video! I heard about epsom salts a few weeks ago and am trying it as well. Thanks for telling us the amount you use. That wasn’t told to me before and I used it sparingly. Appears I used about what you did. pjbridges94 on 2013/06/12 at 06:00 Those red and green garden pots look familiar. Thanks for this video. I’ve been hearing about people adding epson salt but noone had explained why. Thanks. MrChip123472 on 2013/06/12 at 06:28 It doesn’t hurt to feed this to everything. Last year I had some tomatoes in an old gardenbed with fairly low nutrients and many of the tomatoes cracked at some point. This should greatly prevent this. Worst case scenario you’ll have bigger and healthier plants. Paul Clement on 2013/06/12 at 10:08 Good tip I,m gonna like it. Thanks Steve canadamom offive on 2013/06/12 at 11:43 great tip and your plants are looking wonderful 🙂 I am off to pick some weeds happy gardening Brian Lutzak on 2013/06/12 at 12:28 nice! Gardeninggirl1107 on 2013/06/12 at 14:26 Thanks, I’ll be feeding to all this morning 🙂 PlantzNThings on 2013/06/12 at 23:10 It’s especially good for your citrus while producing fruit :) Rivet Gardener on 2013/06/13 at 08:04 Thanks for sharing the info. Nice to learn about the epsom salts. MrChip123472 on 2013/06/14 at 03:35 Thanks! I had seen videos before on it and did use some last year on some plants. The problem I see in alot of videos is they tell you what to do and not ‘why’ or ‘how’… and it doesn’t make sense to me to do something without knowing why or how I should be doing it. 🙂 SavageNorthGarden on 2013/06/16 at 01:00 Wiki says it’s good for Mg hungry crops like potatoes, roses, tomatoes, lemon trees, peppers and yes Cannabis. I’m not big on adding stuff to the soil but this is just a mineral so I might try sometime. It’s supposed to be PH neutral so it won’t affect soil acidity. They also said is can be dissolved and applied as a foliar spray! That’s your Cliff Claven info for today! Thanks for sharing. Bye for now! LuvTheSnapper on 2013/07/18 at 21:14 I both spray and water in, mixed with azomite, with great results. More yield, no yellowing, no blossom rot, etc. Once a week for both spray and water in. My potato crop yielded 65% more this year, just by adding azomite and epsom, and all the potatoes are much bigger in size. Works on everything though.