Gypsum use in home gardens and landscapes
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Gypsum has long been promoted as a soil amendment for home gardeners who wish to improve their soil structure. Popular books and websites claim that gypsum will loosen compacted soils and improve drainage. Gypsum is also claimed to reduce soil acidity and cure blossom end rot. Many of these claims are not supported with scientific evidence. This publication will review the scientific research behind the use of gypsum in home gardens and provide readers with a set of guidelines designed to improve problem soils and promote plant health.