Maybe these twelve ways of using Epsom Salt in the garden should not be described as secret, but chances are that you may not have heard of several of them before. Again to use the word magical to describe the effect this product can have is probably over the top, yet it is truly surprising what results can be achieved. Even if some of the benefits claimed do not produce all the results promised this is surely one product that every gardener should keep handy. To discover just how many ways Epsom Salt can be used in the garden read this article by Jake Brannon which I found on the Wimp website.

Everyone knows Epsom salt is highly effective as a home remedy, but did you know that it’s also perfect for improving your garden? That’s right, magnesium sulfate, which we all know as Epsom salt, is like a Swiss Army knife for gardeners. From making plants greener to keeping unwanted pests at bay, Epsom salt is what every gardener needs to keep their garden in great shape.
Before you walk outside and start sprinkling Epsom salt on every plant in sight, though, make sure you read our list of the top 12 ways Epsom salt can be used around the garden. While certainly beneficial, Epsom salt should be used with care, and it’s important to understand how it works.

1. Hearty Nightshades

Dr. Arata

Plants belonging to the nightshade family are some of the most popular to grow. These include tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Nightshades require a lot of magnesium, which can be found in Epsom salt. Simply sprinkle one tablespoon around the base of each plant. Alternatively, you can water your plants with a mixture of one tablespoon Epsom salt in one gallon of water.

2. Get Rid Of Pests


Before you even see them coming, garden pests can wreak havoc on your precious plants. While it won’t kill slugs and snails like regular table salt, Epsom salt still irritates most common pests – deterring them from coming any closer to your garden. It’s important to note that since Epsom salt is water soluble, it must be reapplied regularly.

Go to the next page to see more ways to use Epsom salt in the garden