Epsom salts used on pepper plants

I can grow tomatoes that look bigger and better than any in my local supermarket, but my bell peppers - no matter whether they are green, red, yellow, orange or purple - all end up looking puny beside those grown by professionals. What’s the key?

I have learned that sprinkling some Epsom Salts around each pepper plant will add magnesium, which peppers apparently like. Pepper plants can also be susceptible to blossom end rot, so I incorporated some crushed eggshells into the soil around each plant to add extra calcium.

Perhaps the moderating effects of the hoophouse will help. Like Golidlocks, our passive solar greenhouse allows us to keep the environment not too hot, not too cold, but just right. I can control the water and wind as well.

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