Replenishing My Dear Self

Good Morning, God!

Well, replenishing is taking longer than I anticipated! And it involves far more than I currently grasp. But, I’d like to share what I “know” so far . . . not so much with You, God, — to whom all is known — as much as with myself.

I shall start with my yellow palm which sits outside our front door. For months I had been semi noticing that it stayed yellow. It was not a vibrant green like my other palms. Finally I googled…Why is my palm yellow? Immediately, the response came back indicating that my palm was lacking magnesium! YIKES! Magnesium!

As soon as I read that I had the strong sense that I NEED MAGNESIUM TOO. (CLICK HERE for signs of possible magnesium deficiency.)

The palm came first. I mixed up a few tablespoons of epsom salts (magnesium chloride) with a gallon of water and dosed my palm. This is a photo I took 4 or 5 days later in which I could see that a formerly yellow frond was turning green! SO SOON? I had thought it was supposed to take weeks and only work on the new fronds….but…here it was!

And me? I’m finally taking ENOUGH magnesium . . . just like our daughter Suzanne has been urging me. I’m not turning green, but I am sleeping better. Seems magnesium is essential for over 300 biochemical reactions in our bodies. And it also seems most of us don’t get enough in our diet.

So, God, I’m thankful to be replenishing at least one key mineral. And I’m thankful that I am much more aware of the whole huge topic of replenishing . . . I’m going to need lots of help as I work on that.

Story teller,

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4 comments on “Replenishing My Dear Self
  1. janesig says:

    Hmm…I shall look into this. Our indoor palm definitely looks in need of a tonic and I’m in line to see a consultant next mknth about one of the symptoms they mention. I used to use a magnesium spray before bed, but dropped all supplements because it all got too complicated juggling it with other medicstion. Thanks for the heads up. I will be going shopping!

  2. tonytomeo says:

    It is not easy to see clearly, but your palm may be starting to become infested with scale insects. That is sort of what those brown specks on the undersides of the leaves look like. (Although, they are too random for scale.) If you notice sticky honedew below the palm or on lower leaves, you might want to investigate. Also, you might want to adjust the pH accordingly so that the nutrients in the potting medium are more available to the palm. It might be as simple as watering it with a bit of unwanted coffee. (I only mention that because it is a common problem with our slightly alkaline soil and water here. It may not be a problem at all there.) Magnesium is a common deficiency among palms; but sometimes it is only because much of what is in the soil is chemically unavailable to them.

    • I shall go offer it a bit of coffee right now! Thank you for your keen eye and most appreciated advice!

      • tonytomeo says:

        You are welcome However, I do not know that pH is a problem there. Coffee would only help if the soil or water is slightly alkaline. It is effective here, but may do nothing there. If you notice other plants expressing symptoms associated with alkalinity, it would be worth investigating. If hydrangeas are blue in your region, the soil is not alkaline, although the water could be. What you already did is more important than coffee. You might want to ask neighbors if they experience slight difficulty with pH, or nutrient deficiencies that result from pH.

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