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Be Sure to Add Epson Salt
by: Anonymous

I used potting soil and composted cow manure to grow 6 ft tall tomatoes plants. Just be sure to add some Epson salt to the soil to keep them from getting blossom end rot.

ED. Note:

Tomato plants are prone to magnesium deficiency which can cause yellow leaves and blossom drop. Epsom Salts is composed of mostly magnesium sulfate.

Add one or two tablespoons of Epson Salt per hole when planting or transplanting tomato plants.

Then later in the growing season, mix in one tablespoon Epsom Salt per foot of plant height into the soil around the base of the tomato plant.


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