It is only a few weeks until the Spring Equinox and time to start thinking about planting season. Some people will start their seedlings indoors and be ready for garden season for the early plants. I have been thinking about building some raised beds and plant a few things this year. I miss working in the garden and also the fresh food that comes as a result. Momma Said, “Growing your own food feeds the soul as well as the body.”
I still remember helping Mom in the garden weeding row after row of fresh food. Watching for the first plants to sprout out of the soil was so exciting. When you plant it yourself and it comes up out of the soil is like the first breath of spring. When the flowers start to bloom and the earth starts to wake up from its winter slumber it is a miracle every year I watch it happen.
Gran always said the Almanac was her planting bible. She adhered to it religiously and never planted when the sign wasn’t right. I messed up once when making a big batch of sauerkraut. I didn’t do it in the right sign and I ruined the whole batch. It was an oversight on my part because I forgot about the sign of the Almanac and wasted my time and product. Momma Said, “Trust the tried and true aspects of life.”
I will give you some tips for helping in the garden and your other plants as well. It is a natural product that does not harm your health and is very beneficial to you in the amount of produce you can grow. Again, I can’t wait for spring although we have not had a hard winter it was just so messy with the amount of rain we have received.
Epsom Salt Garden Uses and Benefits
According to the ‘Food Not Lawns’, they suggest that every two weeks you should mix one tablespoon in a gallon of water. You should water the plants with the solution for a boost. Another top tip is to add a tablespoon of Epsom Salt to the bottom of the hole and cover with a thin layer of dirt.
You should then plant the seedling in the hole.
Top Epsom Benefits include the following:
- Helps Growth
- Aids in Germination
- Produces Greater Yields
- Improves beauty, strength, sweetness
- Prevents Blossom End Rot In Tomatoes
When you are working with established plants you want to be sure to add a top dressing of soil prior to sprinkling a tablespoon of Epson Salt to the surface of the soil. You should then water the Epsom Salt in thoroughly.
About a month later you can apply top dressing again. You can continue this process for the entire growing season for your roses. You are going to notice some big changes in your blooms.