Friday, 18 March 2016

Uses for Epsom Salt In The Home And Garden

Keeping a home garden healthy and productive is not an easy task. But it’s rewarding and one can make the whole work easier with just a few tricks. One such shortcut is so simple you’d wish you knew it for ages. The many Uses of Epsom salt in your home are not limited by the kitchen area. Besides medical purposes (for example in relieving pain from bug bites and sunburns) or cleaning ones (this type of salt has proven an effective helper in scrubbing dirt), Epsom salt is perfect for growing vegetable plants, like tomatoes or pepper. The magnesium found in the salt actually helps the whole growing process.

Get Rid of Raccoon’s –   If the masked marauders are poking around your trash can, take a few tablespoons of Epsom salt and spread it around the cans. It will deter that pesky raccoon; they don’t like the smell of the stuff. Remember to reapply after it rains.

Make your Grass greener - Epsom salt, which adds needed magnesium and iron to your soil, may be the answer to your green lawn. Add 2 tablespoons to 1 gallon to water. Spread on your lawn with a garden sprayer and make sure it soaks into the grass.

Bigger, better, and more produce - Studies have shown Epsom salt increases production of peppers, tomatoes and blooms. 1 easpoon per a gallon of water sprayed on your plants every 1-2 weeks, can create show stoppers.

Soil Prep - One cup per 100 feet will help create the perfect gardening mix for this summers bounty. Use a fertilizer spreader and mix into soil. Find more information at Gardening Know How.

Counter Transplant Shock - We’ve all seen how our plants and seedlings wilt when we move them from a small pot to a larger one, from indoors to outside, or from greenhouse to ground. Try feeding transplants with Epsom salt once they’re in their new environment to help injured roots overcome transplant shock. Remember to add a layer of soil on top of salt sprinkled in holes so roots don’t come into direct contact with these concentrated minerals right away.

Grow Sweeter Fruit - The production of fruiting bodies is the most taxing process in the life cycle of a plant. Apply Epsom salt to fruit and nut trees, bushes, and vines using the same methods and quantities stated above to boost chlorophyll levels inside the plant cells. Increased energy means more sugar, allowing the plant to produce higher yields of sweeter, healthier fruit.

Epsom Salt For the Home

Clean bathroom tiles - Epsom salt will get rid of that grungy look. Mix it in equal parts with liquid dish soap, then dab it onto the offending areas and start scrubbing. Epsom salts work with the detergent to scrub and dissolve the grime.

Remove burnt food from pots and pans - Scrub pan with about 1/4 tablespoon of Epsom salt and some warm water and rinse. Viola!

Regenerate a car battery – Give your battery a little more life with this potion – Dissolve an ounce of Epsom salt in warm water to make a paste and add it to each battery cell.

Frost your windows for Christmas – Mix 1 – 1/2 cups boiling water with 1 cup Epsom salt and 3 Tablespoons of liquid dish soap. Apply the mixture to your windows with a sponge – for a realistic look, sweep the sponge in a arc at the bottom corners. When the mixture dries, the windows will look frosted.

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