When soil and doggie are healthy, you can make the most of your yard. Gail Gardener,Wow! Epsom salt is actually composed of magnesium sulfate. This is a compound that is useful for the growing of roses, or even for other types of plants in your garden. In your case, cow or steer manure has all the magnesium and sulfur your plants might need, even if your Falls County soil didn't already contain enough. "Fix" your soil first. of epsom salts with a 25 pound bag of fertilizer. Moving 2700# of blocks then moving them back in an afternoon is no fun either, to replace the cover. Winter 2012-2013 I made it to about the end of the year then I hung an inner sheet from the inside enclosing about 12x12' and had to move all the houseplants as hubby's allergies killed him, and was trying to do plant starts. Plastic outer dies after about 4-5 months unless you buy the UV resistant. I think I'll try your method in the spring on half the roses, and do some alfalfa tea on the rest. So I wasn't too sure if it would survive the winter even though I covered it with burlap. Most of it was 30%, I doubled one area to 60 and that is where my taro and certain houseplants lived all summer and thrived. You are looking at it from the southwest in last picture. Our dog eats whole carrots, apples, and pears like bones. Our roses are doing quite well now, but we want them to continue to be happy. I figure at retail cost including the blocks, it cost about $500. filter in it, however, I have to change half the water out every 2-3 weeks... clean the filters, and then do a complete clean out (gravel, plants etc) every six weeks. Last year I bought a hybrid tea rose known as the Always and Forever. ;-) Or, at least your roses will like it. Does anyone have an opinion about the efficacy of using epsom salts to fertilize roses? When I finally got around to cutting one to display in my apartment. Just add 10 to 12 cups of alfalfa meal or pellets to a 32-gallon plastic garbage can (with a lid), add water, stir and steep for four or five days, stirring occasionally. They promoted basal break of new canes. You … I have used the epsom salts with good results in my lawn and garden. I took 9 gauge galvanized electric fence wire and cut 15-16" pieces and bent them into staples and drove them into the ground to clip the wall and end edges to the ground. Now if I was to buy this type of rose from a florist I bet it would cost a pretty penny if it was this size. Moving Pond, Waterfeature, Salt & Fresh tanks, from fresh or salt poll, need help with 'dogscaping" our zone 8b yard. Fertilizers are of little value if your soil is out of pH balance. One of these pictures is somewhat pixilated. I have used well rotted manure for years, but after seeing the claims about epsom salts, I am tempted to try it. Best size for starting Plumeria cuttings. no one will convince me otherwise), when they have parasites (eating grass induces vomiting), or to correct a nutrient deficiency (could be caused by the parasites). I mixed a box of it with my regular fertilizer then spread it as usual. After tucking I ran clear silicone between and smushed it together, it took about 2 days to cure but it turned into tight seal. The mix that has worked amazing results for me comes courtesy of another very talented gardener,Jeanne, also in Texas, called her "alfalfa tea":Take a 5 gallon bucket and put in either 4 cups or 1/3 full of Alfalfa Pellets..these can be bought at your local Feed Store sold as cattle food or rabbit fool..just ask for alfalfa pellets and they'll know what you need..then fill up with water..stir it daily..I put my bucket in the sun for faster fermintation..once you notice it starting to stink which is generally from 5-7 days then add 4 cups of Epsom Salts...stir well and apply..remember to always stir prior to using because the alfalfa "gunk" settles at the bottom..when it starts getting low..add more water,alfalfa and stir and start over.. Some were added to hold the plastic down and prevent the flap-factor... if it flaps it will promptly shred. You can puree food scraps of steamed veggies or peels of carrots, beets and mix it with his meal. If anything it survived and when I read about the Epsom salts I sprinkled some around in a circle around it. En savoir plus. A pH range of 6.0 to 6.8 is best for roses. Deworm doggie and consider supplementing his daily food with veggies. I made wire wrapped and chaine maille jewelry for many years, one thing I know is wire. Look at how nice Gail's garden looks in the post above. If there isn't (and such deficiencies are rare) epsom salt won't do nuts. Please let me know your experiences and opinions. I mixed one box (I think it was sold in a milk carton type of container at the time, but now it is sold in the ziplock bag packaging.) In fact, an OD of magnesium can cause other problems, as magnesium can interfere with uptake of other nutrients. Try it - you'll like it! I'll get some alfalfa pellets at our local Bean & Feed, and give it a try.