Epsom Salts for Roses
Back in March I posted about using Epsom Salts as a Plant Supplement. I have had such wonderful results on my rose bushes that I wanted to share this tip with all of you.
My roses bushes are suffering. They are growing in partial shade and one of them is stuffed behind a huge, ugly, smelly boxwood where there is no air circulation. Despite the poor site and continual black-spot infestations, they bushes have managed to put on a spectacular show this spring, at least in part due to the addition of Epsom Salts, as a supplement for the nutrient Magnesium. Magnesium is a key element at the center of chlorophyll molecules.
I use Epsom Salts monthly at a rate of 1 Tsp per gallon. Or 1/4 tsp, ( a pinch) per quart.
Some sources suggest as much as 1/2 Cup per plant, but I live according to Greek philosophy, nothing in excess.
Even the bush in the shadier location in covered with buds (which was not the case in the past). A huge improvement. I recommend it to anyone whose rose bushes are struggling and even if they aren’t it is great supplement to add to your arsenal.