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    Speaking of gardening: use Epsom Salt!
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    MontanaMama2009 posted:
    I recently emailed a lanscaper friend of mine about some tomato plants I purchased since my seeds never did do well.


    she recommended using epsom salt and water to nourish the plant.

    I googled that, I was skeptical, and found plenty of sites on gardening that highly recommend 1 Tablespoon Epsom Salt to 1 gallon of water for lots of plants.

    Here's a site I found that might be helpful to you:
    http://gardening.about.com/od/organicgardenin1/f/Epsom_Salts.htm

    This method is highly recommended for tomatoes, peppers, and roses.

    What do Epsom Salts do for Plants?Epsom salts contain hydrated magnesium sulfate, two elements crucial to plant growth.
    • Sulfur (13%) is crucial to the inner workings of plants, but it is almost never lacking in the soil, thanks in part to synthetic fertilizers and acid rain.
    • Magnesium (10%) can become scarce in soil, usually because of erosion or depletion of the top soil or a pH imbalance. Some plants, like lettuce and spinach, don't mind going without magnesium. Others may exhibit symptoms like leaf curing, stunted growth, that could be attributed to more than one cause. Magnesium deficiency has even been blamed as a cause for biter tomatoes.In general, magnesium plays a role in strengthening the plant cell walls, allowing the plant to take in the nutrients it needs. It also aids in seed germination, photosynthesis and in the formation of fruits and seeds.
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