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Postby Katherine » May 09, 2008 1:42 am

BF is right Epsom salts are magnesium sulphates, but the Magnesium actually IS a fertilizer in the sense that its required for plants to set buds, its required for some enzymes in the whole growh of plants. Magnesium is soluble, easily washed from soils, is not present in soils in high concentrations in the best of times, its often in clays but not in sands, usually (there are exceptions) and on a pottedplant the Mg can get washed away easily. Roses really need rather a lot of MG for flower production.

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Postby MareE » May 09, 2008 7:14 am

Darn me a sock! Didn't water in epsom salts for tommytoes and peppers last year. On shopping list. Five black bananas in freezer for Roses. Don't think the Roses will mind whole bananas for once. Ever tried to peel a frozen banana, y'all? LOL

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Postby OGrubber » May 09, 2008 7:42 am

My turn to chime in. laf!

Epsom salts supports the plants necessary enzym activity which enables it to photosynthesize properly and thus metabolize phosphate which is key in flower production and general overall plant strength.
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Postby MareE » May 09, 2008 8:12 am

Garçon, a pitcher of diluted Epsom salts at table 5b or mebbe 6a SVP!

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Postby OGrubber » May 09, 2008 8:22 am

Garcon!

Make that two pitchers! laf!
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Postby MareE » May 09, 2008 8:34 am

Inge, lets call for 300 pitchers at least. You have miles...errrr klicks...of Tommytoe rows to musculate. Theenk we need a bigger table. laffs

Garçon/Garçoness, please scare up a groaning board that will seat thousands of Rose bushes, tommytoes©bbq and Pepper plants.

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Postby OGrubber » May 09, 2008 8:38 am

If we are to have a groaning board, MareE, we might as well go for a keg.

Garcon! [wench?] Tankards all around!

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Postby MareE » May 09, 2008 8:49 am

GUFFAW!! Can you just picture it, Inge? Kegs and tankards disappearing into one point perspective like train tracks. Never mind the garçons and wenches. Pass me a shovel/spade and an elevator of Epsom salts.

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Postby OGrubber » May 09, 2008 9:09 am

Laf!

I CAN! MareE.

I was visualizing a huge mound of glistening salt [epsom] on the table and tomatoes, roses and peppers sitting around it hoisting tankards - much like the feasting done in days of yore.

Both visuals are excellent fodder for someone who can draw. I'd love to see a doodle of either one.
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Postby B_BQ » May 09, 2008 9:16 am

MareE wrote:GUFFAW!! Can you just picture it, Inge? Kegs and tankards disappearing into one point perspective like train tracks. Never mind the garçons and wenches. Pass me a shovel/spade and an elevator of Epsom salts.

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