Are you looking for some gardening tips this spring? In this 1982 Polaroid snapshot, Fessie Pennington gives away the secret to his successful gardens. Epsom salts. That's right. Seems that Epsom salts contain two important minerals, magnesium and sulfur, that are beneficial to flowers and vegetables. Fessie swore by the use of Epsom salts for his tomato plants, and truthfully he had some of the better looking tomatoes in the county.
The Epsom salts can be mixed with water (1 tablespoon salt to 1 gallon water) and sprayed on the plants, or it can be added directly to the soil. As an added bonus, after working in the garden all day, you can soak your tired feet in a soothing solution of hot water and Epsom salts.