Using Epsom Salt for Tomato Plants

Epsom salt is very useful for fertilizing and feeding your tomato plants. Last year I discovered using Epsom salt can help with magnesium deficiencies in soil and also helps with yellow leaves on tomato plants. Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate and several other important nutrients that encourage leaf and root development.

Using Epsom salts to grow tomato plants appears to be an excellent alternative to naturally fertilize the plants. Another wonderful thing about Epsom salt is that it’s readily available and cheap to buy.

Using Epsom Salt:
To use dry, mix about a teaspoon of Epsom salt in the dirt around a new tomato seedling or growing plant. Once the plant gets bigger, you can use more salt. For example, use 1 tbsp. for each foot of plant height. For watering application, use 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt in a gallon of water. Mix well and water plant weekly with the mixture.

The results I obtained were healthier, greener and better producing plants. Bottom line — Using Epsom salt is frugal and provides a more natural way to fertilize your tomato plants with great results.

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5 Responses to “Using Epsom Salt for Tomato Plants”

  1. David May 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Great idea, Cindy! I will try this.

  2. Clotilde/Craftybegonia May 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    Very useful, Cindy, thanks!

  3. janet garrett June 6, 2013 at 6:41 am #

    Thanks what a great idea going to try it

  4. ashley June 30, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    I have been doing the Epsom salt as a foliage spray every 2 weeks and I have had awesome results. Greener foliage and a fruit yield that has surpluses any yield I have had in years past. This is amazing. If your not sure do it on half your tomato’s and don’t do the other half and watch the difference! I wouldn’t use any other fertilizer! Also you can do this on peppers and roses. Which I have also done great results all around!

    • Cindy July 4, 2013 at 11:27 am #

      @Ashley — Thanks so much for sharing this. I just mixed up a batch of Epsom salt and water in a spray bottle to try this. I sprayed it all with a fine mist and will see how things grow. Thanks again for the comment and for visiting my site.

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