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BigDon
2012-Apr-18, 08:40 PM
A while back I mentioned my blackberries were rather flavorless and a poster, (Henrik? Peterscreek? Mike Alexander?) said increasing the magnesium in its diet would go a long way to fixing that. So at 11 AM I went into my garage and dug out the ol' SulPoMag appled some and watered it in well. By 3 PM the berries went from bland to wow!

Could have knocked me over with a feather, I was so surprised.

Now two things,

One: I'm hoping I didn't get magnesium confused with potassium as the magic ingrediant for sugar production, (as some of you may have seen, I've be having some rather shocking lapses of recall lately), and

Two: If I was right in the first place what does the magnesium do? Is it a structure of sugar or is it a catelyst for other processes that make sugar?

I do read links! :)