Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers that populate gardens across the world – but the chances are you aren’t using this clever little organic gardening trick to help you grow the most beautiful, colorful, bountiful roses that will make your neighbors jealous!
What Can Epsom Salt Do For Your Roses?
Epsom salt is pH neutral meaning it’s impossible to use too much. The crystals break down into water, magnesium and sulfur (three components which are advantageous to almost all plants).
Using Epsom salts on your roses increases the size of the blossoms, the number of the blossoms, it stimulates new canes to grow from the base of the plant and makes leaves darker by increasing chlorophyll production.
How To Use Epsom Salts For Gorgeous Roses
Mix two tablespoons of Epsom salt per gallon of water and feed your roses at these intervals…
- At time of planting
- Again at the first sign of new growth
- And again when the flowers are in full bloom
Bare root roses can also be soaked in Epsom salt water before planting.
Try Epsom Salt For Yourself
Pick up a carton of White Mountain Epsom Salt from this page on Amazon (it’s incredibly cheap) and start experimenting with this organic gardeners best friend.