Have you ever tried using Epsom salt in your garden, especially for pepper plants? If you are nodding your head, then you are missing out many things to enjoy in your garden. Using Epsom salt for peppers will make them tastiest and disease free plants in containers as well as in ground.
Late winter or spring season is the best time to start peppers indoors. And once the spring season approaches the seed must transferred in to the outdoor garden for their healthy growth. There are two types of peppers, hot peppers and bell peppers which can be grown from spring to fall.
Providing enough amounts of sunlight, water and rich potting soil with compost will help you to harvest healthy peppers at the right time. Even though if you take proper care for your plants, the most common problem many people deal with is magnesium and sulphur deficiency. So, this is why we use Epsom salt for our plants to grow them healthy.
What Is The Use Of Epsom Salt For Peppers?
All of us aware of the fact that, nitrogen, magnesium and potassium are considered as essential for plants growth. Epsom salt contains 10 percent of magnesium, 13 percent of sulphur.
When we use Epsom salt for our plants, the magnesium in it increases the water retention, helps in intake of nutrients and in creation of chlorophyll. The sulphur in it helps to boosts the growth of plant and its resistance to diseases.
It even makes the pepper plants healthier, greener and lushier than before.
How To Use Epsom Salt For Pepper Plants?
Epsom salt can be used in 4 ways for your pepper plants. Check out how:
Before Transplanting And Planting:
Add one tablespoon of Epsom salt in each hole and then cover it with soil before transplanting your pepper plant in the container. You can even follow the same process when planting seeds, which boosts the germination process.
Dissolve 1 table spoon of Epsom salt in one gallon of water, then water your plant with this solution until it starts to come out from the bottom of the container. Repeat it once in every 3 weeks.
As a Foliar Spray:
Take one gallon of water in a large bowl and add two to three table spoons of Epsom salt in it. Mix them well and pour this liquid in a spray bottle. You can apply this liquid directly on the leaves of your pepper plant or substitute regular watering with this foliar spray once in a month.
Sprinkle one table spoon of Epsom salt around base of the plant for every 3-4 weeks. You should start doing this when the leaves appear.