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#72609 Jun 21st, 2007 at 01:20 PM
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I read in a gardening magazine that you can make a mixture of 1 tbsp epsom salts to 1/2 gal water and pour 1/2 on each tomato, gr pepper, zucchini, cuc etc plant just as the blooms begin to appear.

It is supposed to encourgage fruit formation.

Does anyone know.....do you just do this once in the beginning or every 2-3 weeks as more blooms appear?

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Hi Lookie ~

According to the Epsom Salt Council, you should apply that mixture to your tomato plants every two weeks. You can visit their web site to read further gardening recommendations for the use of epsom salt for roses, lawns, trees, etc.

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I also use Epsom Salt [Magnesium Sulfate U.S.P./MgSO4.7H2O] for my tomatoes.

click here to see pictures of mineral deficiencies in tomatoes.

Following Merme's lead, here is the link to Epsom Salt


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Epsom salt isn't just for my achey feet? shock


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