Compost YES, Epsom Salts NO

 


Article by: Doug Green

You'll often hear garden , Pond Construction writers recommending the use of Epsom salts in the garden , Growing Asparagus as a general rule. First off, I'm not one of those writers. Secondly, Epsom salts are essentially magnesium so if your garden , Caring For Your Juniper Bonsai soil is magnesium starved, adding the Epsom salts will seemingly work miracles. If your soil , How To Waterproof a Canvas is not magnesium starved, adding Epsom salts is a waste of time, effort and money.

A magnesium deficiency is often a problem when the soil , Tillers - How to Find the Right Tiller for the Job is acidic or composed mostly of sand. , Whack 'Em Back - Getting More Flowers by Pruning So if your soil , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees is acidic because you've been heavily feeding with chemical fertilizer or if you are in a housing development where sand , Tomatoes: History, Origin, Facts... or Fiction? is the rule rather than decent topsoil, you may need to add magnesium to boost plant , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (part 18) Gray Mould performance. So a short term solution is to add some Epsom salts but the long term solution is to modify the soil , How to Grow Blueberries pH so that it is less acidic and increase the organic , A Few of My Favorite Backyard Birding Tips matter content of the soil , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? so it is less sandy. Lime make soils , Caring For Your Juniper Bonsai less acidic and you'll need a soil , Give a Bird a Home; Leave a Legacy test to tell you how much to add while compost , Natural Gardens is the key to solving organic , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (part 18) Gray Mould matter problems.

The single best thing you can do and the quickest way to improve your garden's performance no matter your soil , Winterizing Your Roses type or problem is to add copious amounts of compost. , Landscaping Design - The Primary Principles The old time gardeners used to use two to four pounds per square foot of composted manure. That translates into one quarter to one half inches thick in our modern gardens. , Don't Forget the Birds this Winter Your plants , Growing Asparagus will grow , Introduction to Botany bigger and faster and the blooms and fruit , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? will be bigger and healthier. You can get other vegetable gardening , Abatement and Congregation of Material tips here.

So forget the Epsom salts and pour on the compost , How to Make a Weed Dabber for best plant , Tillers - How to Find the Right Tiller for the Job performance. And more is better.
Copyright Douglas Green , Online Flower Shops 2005

Doug Green , Injury to Trees and Shrubs is an award winning garden , Natural s author of 7 gardening , How To Choose a Landscape Contractor books and numerous articles. A former nurseryman, he now writes full time, gives presentations and enjoys the spring. , Landscaping Design - The Primary Principles

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