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OceanSolution™
100% Natural Plant Nutrient Solution for Farmers, Hydroponics Growers and Home Gardeners. Liquid Concentrate. Call 1-877-GRO-EASY or Order Online

 

Plant, Farm & Hydroponics Liquid Concentrate Plant Nutrient General Directions for Suggested Use: OceanSolutionTM, SeaSolutionTM.

 

Our suggested dilution ratio is 100 parts pure water (rain, R.O., de-ionized, filtered or distilled) to 1 part OceanSolutionTM for most farm and hydroponics operations. OceanSolutionTM can be used in most primary feeding regimes as well as number of supplemental applications. We strongly recommend the use of open pollination seeds for optimal results. Genetically engineered and hybrid seeds are often bred with increased demand for certain macro-elements (such as NPK) which will need to be added to meet the plant’s demand. (ask about our SeaSolutionTM).

 

Water and soil analysis would also be useful in determining dilution ratios and the frequency of application. Ultimately, as growers become more familiar with the needs of their crops, they are able to fine tune dilution ratios and application techniques. Since the nutrient solution and PH are balanced, the concern for burning plants is much less then traditional fertilizers. If you can soak your seeds before planting, do so, for 8-24 hours in the solution mixture before planting. Plants may take in up to 50% of their nutrition from seed to the first few inches of growth. This is why it is so important to get the nutrition into the seed, as it has access to the nutrients right from the start.

 

HYDROPONICS (100:1) - suitable for all types of feeding operations and mediums.

-                      Most crops require feeding once a day, taking into account temperature and moisture

-                      Recycled solution can be used for up to one month (check dehydration)

-                      If necessary, small amounts of diluted concentrate can be added to the nutrient solution periodically.

-                      Extra NPK is probably necessary for most plants.

 

SOIL (100:1) – important considerations are plant needs, drainage and nutrient depletion

-    Sandy or well-drained soils may be fed more frequently: once a day to twice a week

-    Loam or rich soils that retain significant moisture: twice a week to twice a month

-    Clay to dense, clogged soils that trap water and nutrients: once or twice a year or more, pay attention to results

 

HERBS (100:1) – as some herbs like it wet (some like it dry) arrange your beds accordingly

-                      Feeding can vary from 1-3 times a week to 1-2 times a day depending on the plant needs, climate conditions and soil/medium drainage.

 

PASTURES (100:1) – suggested application of 100 gallons of diluted solution per 8 acres: see general directions with respect to soil types. Most pastures can handle up to 100 gallons of dilute per 1-2 acres.  Minimum 1/8th gallon of concentrate per acre, you can use ˝ to 1 gallon or more per acre per season of concentrate. Sandy soils spray more diluted and more frequent. (or you can mix with our humic acid to hold it in sandy soil).

 

As Supplement (Not diluted)

Also you can use OceanSolution as a supplement spraying directly on their food, 1-2 oz per animal per day.

 

 

ORCHARDS (100:1) – selective feeding of under-performing fruit trees: once or twice a month on well-drained soils; once or twice a year on clay/dense soils. 100 gallons of dilution per acre or for individual trees see next line.
- Fruit trees growing in sandy soils can be fed more frequently. 2-1/2 – 5 gallons of dilution per tree for healthy trees.
- Sick trees without any leaves apply up to 10 gallons of dilute per tree, feeding the root area of the tree. Pay attention to results. Foliar feeding at 10 gallons per acre when fruit is forming is recommended.

 

WHEATGRASS/SPROUTS (100:1) – best grown without soil in temperatures around 69-75 degrees.

-    Feeding will vary: 1-3 times per day making sure to keep moist.

 

FLOWERS (150-200:1) – flowers being more delicate need a much lighter concentration or less parts per million. Follow same directions for soil types. Foliar spraying should be avoided with delicate flowers like orchids. Feed the roots.

 

House Plants (125-200:1) – house plants water as usual and feed with OceanSolutionTM mixture every 2nd or 3rd watering, delicate flowers like orchids dilute 200:1.

 

Below you will find our chart with recommended solute concentrations for specific crops.  To use the chart you will need a TDS meter.

 

TDS refers to Total Dissolved Solids – i.e. parts per million of dissolved solids in the water.   Your water and/or soil source may already be high in dissolved solids. This will influence the dilution ratio that you should be using.  If your water is relatively pure (recommended) then you will be getting all the elements in the proportion of natural seawater. First measure your water source. Second measure your soil (add ˝ cup soil in a jar and mix with ˝ cup distilled or RO water). Stir take reading with TDS meter. Add up your total dissolved solids from your water source and soil. So if you water is 200 PPM and your soil is 200 PPM, that would be a total of 400 PPM. You then subtract this from your OceanSolutionTM mixture, say 2000 PPM for wheat grass; you would then mix your OceanSolutionTM to 1600 PPM to get your Total Dissolved Solids reading of 2000 PPM. You never want to create a mixture of more than what is on the chart in TOTAL from your water, soil and OceanSolutionTM mixture!

 

Using the PPM chart and your TDS meter, prepare a solution in the lower end of the published range.

 

Feed your plants according to the directions given above for your soil type -- more frequently for sandy soils, and very infrequently for heavy clays.

 

Below is a picture of a TDS meter that you can purchase from us to take the guesswork out of mixing your solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetables

Category

PPM

Artichoke

L

560-1260

Asparagus

L

980-1260

Bean (Common)

M

1400-2800

Beetroot

H

1260-3500

Broad Bean

M

1260-1540

Broccoli

H

1960-2450

Brussels Sprout

H

1750-2100

Cabbage

H

1750-2100

Capsicum

M

1260-1540

Carrots

M

1120-1400

Cauliflower

M

1050-1400

Celery

M

1260-1680

Cucumber

M

1190-1750

Eggplant

H

1750-2450

Endive

M

1400-1680

Fodder

M

1260-1400

Garlic

L

980-1260

Leek

L

980-1260

Lettuce

L

560-840

Marrow

M

1260-1680

Okra

H

1400-1680

Onions

L

980-1260

Pak-choi

M

1050-1400

Parsnip

L

980-1260

Pea

L

980-1260

Pepino

H

1400-3500

Potatoes

H

1400-1750

Pumpkin

M

1260-1680

Radish

M

840-1540

Spinach

M

1260-1610

Silverbeet

M

1260-1610

SweetCorn

M

840-1680

SweetPotato

H

1400-1750

Taro

H

1750-2100

Tomatoes

H

1400-3500

Turnip

M

1260-1680

Zucchini

M

1260-1680

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit

Category

PPM

Banana

M

1260-1540

Black Currant

L

980-1260

Blueberry

M

1260-1400

Melon

H

1400-1750

Passionfruit

M

840-1680

Paw-Paw

H

1400-1680

Pineapple

H

1400-1680

Red Currant

M

980-1260

Rhubarb

M

840-1400

Strawberries

M

1260-1540

Watermelon

M

1260-1680

 

HERBS

Category

PPM

Basil

L

700-1120

Chicory

H

1400-1600

Chives

M

1260-1540

Fennel

L

700-980

Lavender

L

700-980

Lemon Balm

L

700-1120

Marjoram

M

1120-1400

Mint

H

1400-1680

Mustard Cress

M

840-1680

Parsley

L

560-1260

Rosemary

L

700-1120

Sage

L

700-1120

Thyme

L

560-1120

Watercress

L

280-1260

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers

Category

PPM

African Violets

L

840-1050

Anthurium

M

1120-1400

Antirrhinum

M

1120-1400

Aphelandra

M

1260-1680

Aster

M

1260-1680

Begonia

L

980-1260

Bromeliads

L

560-840

Caladium

M

1120-1400

Canna

M

1260-1680

Carnation

H

1260-2450

Chrysanthemum

H

1400-1750

Cymbidiums

L

420-560

Dahlia

M

1050-1400

Dieffenbachia

H

1400-1680

Dracaena

H

1400-1680

Ferns

M

1120-1400

Ficus

M

1120-1680

Freesia

M

700-1400

Impatiens

M

1260-1400

Gerbera

H

1400-1750

Gladiolus

H

1400-1680

Monstera

H

1400-1680

Palms

M

1120-1400

Roses

M

1050-1750

Stock

M

1120-1400

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheat Grass

H

2000+

 

 

 

 

 

 

L=LOW

M=MEDIUM

H=HIGH

 

 

 

 

 

Why Foliar Feed?

Foliar feeding, with OceanSolution can be an effective method of feeding a plant since 95% of a nutrient solution can be found in the smallest root within 60 minutes. Foliar spraying should be done in the evening or early morning when the plant's stomata (pores) are open. Only spray the bottom of the leaf. The top of the leaf has no pores.
Only feed the mouth of the plant, the roots and the bottom of the leaves.

 

 

 TDS meter.

 

Never use TDS meter in undiluted OceanSolutionTM or sea-water.

You will short unit out and will void warranty.

Never submerse the whole unit in water, only the bottom 1 inch or so needs to touch the water.

Turn on, hold in water until you see a steady number.

If  x 10 is flashing multiply by 10.

Add OceanSolutionTM, stir well measure again.

Keep adding OceanSolutionTM or fresh water until desired reading.

The meter is for measuring up to 9,999 parts per million.

You will never need to mix a solution of more than 3,000 parts per million for most plants.

Most will be happy with 2,000 parts per million or less.

Use the chart as a guide only, you can fine tune by watching for results.

 

Happy growing.

 

 

 

 

              March/07