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Post  LeeAnne12 on 5/29/2012, 8:53 pm

I've read the older posts that suggest the use of powdered milk and Epsom salts to stop blossom end rot, but I can't find anywhere that tells how much of each. ...so does anyone know how much I should use?

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Post  camprn on 5/29/2012, 9:02 pm

LeeAnne12 wrote:I've read the older posts that suggest the use of powdered milk and Epsom salts to stop blossom end rot, but I can't find anywhere that tells how much of each. ...so does anyone know how much I should use?

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Less than 1/4 cup or a woman's small handful is what I use.

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Post  camprn on 5/29/2012, 9:02 pm

LeeAnne12 wrote:I've read the older posts that suggest the use of powdered milk and Epsom salts to stop blossom end rot, but I can't find anywhere that tells how much of each. ...so does anyone know how much I should use?

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Less than 1/4 cup or a woman's small handful is what I use. And stir it in. Pay attention to your watering, keep it steady, but not dry or sopping.

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Post  LeeAnne12 on 5/29/2012, 11:42 pm

Less than 1/4 cup or a woman's small handful is what I use.


thanks, Camprn! Do you mean to use 1/4 cup of each or together?

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Post  camprn on 5/30/2012, 7:02 am

LeeAnne12 wrote:
Less than 1/4 cup or a woman's small handful is what I use.


thanks, Camprn! Do you mean to use 1/4 cup of each or together?

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Post  LeeAnne12 on 5/30/2012, 7:29 am

Thanks! :-)
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Post  LeeAnne12 on 5/30/2012, 8:01 am

...so I got my son to pick up the Epsom Salt and it has peppermint extract in it. Will the peppermint hurt the tomatoes? Thanks again!

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Post  rowena___. on 5/30/2012, 10:06 am

i doubt it will hurt it, and in fact it might help repel some insects.
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Post  H_TX_2 on 5/30/2012, 11:38 am

So you combine 1/4 cup each of powdered milk and epsom salt. Is that per plant? So if I had 4 plants I would use 1 cup of each and then sprinkle 1/2 cup of that mixture around each plant and water it in?
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Post  Lindacol on 5/30/2012, 11:42 am

I found this interesting bit of info which I think would apply to MM as it is usually high in nitrogen.

High nitrogen fertilization reduces magnesium availability, especially on
soils high in potassium or aluminum.


This is from an article on grass tetany in cattle:
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