Magnesium and Phosphorous deficiency

Magnesium and Phosphorous deficiency in your garden. Millennial Green Thumb blog pointed out how to identify Magnesium and Phosphorous deficiency in your vegetable patch and how to correct this nutrient deficiency problem.

This spotlighted the fact that I also sometimes suffer from mineral and vitamin deficiency. As I get older I have at times suffered from leg and hand cramps.

After a bit of research I discovered that often leg cramping can be cured by a daily dose of potassium supplement. Even though bananas and potato’s are good food based sources of potassium sometimes I still do not eat as well as I should and suffer from my poor diet choices.

I was suffering from hand cramps a few months back and discovered that a daily dose of Magnesium supplement mostly resolved my hand cramping problem.

If you are over 50 it would be a good idea to speak to your doctor about adding a daily dose of mineral supplements and you may want to consider supplementing your diet with iron and vitamin D.

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7 responses to “Magnesium and Phosphorous deficiency

  1. Interesting about the leg cramping and lack of potassium! I must try that. I’m American and living in County Louth, Ireland. 🙂

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    • Good luck with curing leg cramps. A banana a day works for me but I tire quickly from eating so many bananas and switched to a potassium supplement pill.
      Happy Gardening


  2. We recently learned that epson salt is actually magnesium (not salt) and good for the garden. We are experimenting this season. – Oscar

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  3. I was turned on to the importance of nutrients when I complained about getting blossom rot on my tomatoes. Nothing is more discouraging than going to the garden to pick a beautiful tomato only to discover the underside is black and yucky. I was turned on to adding calcium to the soil and I have never had a problem since. Lack of calcium is common problem in my area.

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  4. Makes sense, I shall ask my doctor; thank you!
    I regularly read your blog, but I have not commented about my area. I live in Southern Ontario, Canada, zone 6; I am just wrapping up asparagus season and starting berries soon. All the best!

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  5. Get out in the garden for a dose of Vit D! It will do you good anyway.

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