Paul spent most of the day in the garden putting the tomatoes back into their cages and ingivorating all the veggies with a dose of epsom salts. Epsom salt takes its name from a bitter saline spring in Epsom in Surrey, England where the salt was produced from the springs that arise where the porous chalk of the North Downs meets non-porous London clay. Paul dug in 14 pounds of salts in the back yard alone! He had to buy anther 14 pounds for the front yard.
Did You Know: In gardening and other agriculture, magnesium sulfate is used to correct a magnesium or sulfur deficiency in soil; magnesium is an essential element in the chlorophyll molecule, and sulfur is another important micronutrient. It is most commonly applied to potted plants, or to magnesium-hungry crops, such as potatoes, roses, tomatoes, lemon trees, carrots, and peppers. The advantage of magnesium sulfate over other magnesium soil amendments (such as dolomitic lime) is its high solubility, which also allows the option of foliar feeding. Solutions of magnesium sulfate are also nearly neutral, compared with alkaline salts of magnesium as found in limestone; therefore, the use of magnesium sulfate as a magnesium source for soil does not significantly change the soil pH.
After cleaning up, we headed to the Garden Grove Elks to listed and dance to Street Corner Symphony. We danced until 10:30 PM and finally headed home for a little TV before crashing!