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#39456 June 29th, 2005 at 11:45 PM
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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?

Thanks

#39457 June 30th, 2005 at 01:30 AM
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Flowers4ever,
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
plants AND flowers SECTION..........
You'll get a better response down in that
area.

#39458 June 30th, 2005 at 02:05 AM
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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.

#39459 June 30th, 2005 at 08:50 PM
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THANK YOU!!!

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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