The following information is from http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org
Epsom salt is also known by magnesium sulfate, a mineral plants need to survive and grow.
Feeding your lawn with it can increase the chlorophyll content and improve its ability to synthesize food leading to lush, healthy lawns.
For vibrant plants and vegetables- Plants suffer if they lack nutrients. By adding just a spoonful of epsom salt you can prevent weak stalks and yellow leaves. Sprinkling epsom salt around the base of a plant will lead to big healthy vegetables.
The council claims by sprinkling a few tablespoonfuls around your garden and garbage cans raccoons and woodchucks will stay away and not harm the animals.
The council recommends the following applications:
·Mix one teaspoon per gallon of water and feed plants monthly.
·Sprinkle approximately one cup per 100 square feet. (10’x10’) and mix into soil before planting.
·Apply 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt with a gallon of water as a foliar spray at bloom time and again 10 days later.
·Apply one tablespoon per foot of height for each plant every two weeks.
· Apply one teaspoon per foot of height for each plant every two weeks.
· Add a tablespoon of Epsom Salt to each hole at planting time.
· Spray with Epsom Salt solution weekly (1 TBSP per gallon of water) to help discourage pests.
· Soak unplanted bushes in 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt per gallon of water to help roots recover.
Evergreens, Azaleas, Rhododendrons
· Apply one tablespoon per nine square feet (3’x3’) over the root zone every 2-4 weeks.
·Apply three pounds per 1250 square feet (25’x 50’) or dilute in water and apply with a sprayer. ·Apply six pounds per 2500 square feet (50’x 50’)
·Apply twelve pounds per 5000 square feet (50’x 100’)
·Apply two tablespoons per nine square feet (3’x 3’) over root zone every four months.
Do Not use on Sage!This herb is one of the few plants that doesn’t like Epsom Salt.