Tomato Gardening : How to Use an Epsom Salt Mix as a Fertilizer for Tomatoes

An epsom salt mix can make a great fertilizer for tomatoes. Learn how to use an epsom salt mix as fertilizer with help from a garden teacher and expert in th…

24 Responses to “Tomato Gardening : How to Use an Epsom Salt Mix as a Fertilizer for Tomatoes”

  1. Better is to spray the tomatoes foliage with the epsom salts solution.
    More efficient so you need less solution and there is no risk of adding
    too much Mg (Magnesium) to the soil. Works well on peppers too. 

  2. Feed your tomato plants “milk”,a cheaper alternive is powderd milk,after
    all they are heavy calcium feeders,a quart to a gallon per two weeks should
    do the trick.Makes the flowers fruit up,and remember to prune the suckers
    and no leaves touching the ground.

  3. SuperExtremeLiving Reply December 9, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for the tip :) 

  4. I agree. Maybe i’ll taste some of my soil. LOL!

  5. Not to mention that it ran off the top soil to the lowest point. I
    personally mix mine in a clean gallon jug and slowly pour it on the base.
    If slow to absorb, do it in increments so it doesn’t run off. And yes, it
    really works. If your soil is deficient in magnesium, you will see your
    vines grow like crazy, put on lots flowers which results in lots of
    tomato’s. About 10 days after applying, you will be amazed (IF your soil is
    deficient in Magnesium).

  6. i concur sir…..

  7. Can I use this on cabbage?

  8. 99 farming?

  9. I tried this on my tomato plants and I cann assure you that it works. One
    of my plants is a Seattle’s Best Heirloom and it is now over 4 ft high and
    is absolutely LOADED with small tomatoes and blossoms!! it works

  10. An even bigger question, who actually farms tomatoes?

  11. I have heard and read that you could spray the mixture onto your leaves as
    the plant will absorb it quicker. Others like that P. Allen Smith (PBS Guy)
    mentioned to sprinkle it around the base of the plant and let the rain soak
    it into the soil.

  12. Most states have county Agriculture Extension Offices. Contact the Ag
    extension office for your county. They can give you an idea about the
    various soils found in your county. Additionally, in rural areas, many
    “seed and feed” farm/ranch stores will mail it off for you to be tested.
    You can also order kits on line, just Google it.

  13. thankyou

  14. The How was explained. The When was also indicated. How = 1 tablespoon to 1
    gallon of water. Apply near or at the base of the plant. When, well it was
    stated to do a soil test. If you need it add it. Wait a week, and observe
    results. It was stated to use it 3 or 4 times during the growing season. So
    the video did not suck.

  15. a soil and plant lab, a simple soil analyses is about 40 bucks

  16. No need for that.

  17. There are kits sold at Home Depot, Lowes etc. Some college’s have the local
    Cooperative Extension offices that can tell you where you can bring a
    sample for testing

  18. @kakabulle243 now make yourself a salad.

  19. I do this to all my plants 2 times a year and it works great.

  20. can i use the stone fertilizer on a baby tomato plant

  21. I’ve been advised by a number of veteran tomato growers that you want dry
    tomato leaves as much as possible. The only time they should get wet is
    when it rains. So, directly applying a spray to them is not advisable,
    unless you’re doing this only a couple of times during the growing season.
    It’s best to allow the plant to absorb the nutrients gradually through the
    soil.

  22. Don’t call that watering carefully…it was just thrown on

  23. There remains a huge questionmark. How do you test your soil?