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21/02/2014 at 16:42

Having read how useful epsom salts can be to some plants, I was wondering if anyone knew an economical way to buy it rather than a small pot from the chemist at £1.50. Also could you please remind me the ratio for this please.

21/02/2014 at 16:44
21/02/2014 at 17:16

I find it a very economical purchase though.....a teaspoon goes a long way.  Not just on ericaceous plants but I use it on tomatoes early in the season and on many plants including hellebores as a tonic.

22/02/2014 at 11:00
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

or most good garden centres 

What an amazing amount of garden goodies you can get in the UK, and so cheap too, I do envy you. Can't get half the things like that here! Still, at least Tomato Fertilizer is available, got to be grateful for small mercies!

22/02/2014 at 12:30

Sue, don't know if this would be a possibility? 

22/02/2014 at 14:19

The ratio is 15ml of Epsom salts to 5 litres of water.    Pour over the plant with the spray nozzle on the can so it is absorbed by the leaves as well as the roots.


22/02/2014 at 17:49

Thankyou for the links and ratio.

22/02/2014 at 19:21

Thanks for the link, Dove, but I think postage from USA to Switzerland would cost a fortune. Will go and have a look on Amazon Germany, they might have it.

22/02/2014 at 19:25

Nope, only pharmacy portions available, 200 gr for £2.50! Will check pharmacy here, they may have it and as said earlier on, you don't need much, so it will have to do.

22/02/2014 at 19:37

...just thinking about all those poor chaps toiling away in the Epsom Salt Mines....I'll get my coat.

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