2015 Planned Experiment w/Epsom Salt
I have seen so many blog sites rave about the use of Epsom Salt and they don't seem to test the soil to see there is a deficiency.
I use it myself, here-and-there, but not to their recommended usage which sometimes seems to be a bit too much.
I want to run an experiment next year. First, I need to figure out how to make it a controlled experiment.
I was thinking on taking 6 pepper plants (there I go raving about pepper plants again, lol), 3 will be the controlled group and the other 3 will be the treatment with Epsom salt group. But first, I'd like to have the soil fully tested for any deficiencies and I will record them.
My problems: they will need to be approximately 5 feet away, to ensure that the Epsom salt does not reach the controlled group. Which gives me issues with: sunlight...I need to ensure that they get the same exact amount of sunlight.
Perhaps use containers? I don't know, still working out the kinks.