Epsom salts are a sometimes overused and misunderstood soil amendment for plant growth. It must be MgSO4 (Magnesium sulphate) and it must be a deficiency in your soil to have any benefit. But when it's recommended, off the shelf products may do more harm than good. Here is why.
Warning: This is not for beginners. If you like the “squirt squirt” of a spray bottle, don’t even read this. I’m in a unique position working with aphid and other plant pest control in commercial crops. With my experience comes an understanding/tolerance for pests: I can tell if a pest population is something to worry... Continue Reading →
It was a windy day. I wasn’t far from the ocean, although I couldn’t see it. The valley was cold for June and I could smell the salt in the air. I don’t often get to visit growers, especially ones who aren’t already clients. But there I was, on a “cold-call” to an ornamental grower.... Continue Reading →