A TDS Meter indicates the amount of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in a solution. The unit used by the TDS meters is parts per million (PPM). For example, a TDS reading of 1 ppm would indicate there is 1 milligram of dissolved inorganic solids in each 1 liter of water.
For our experienced gardener we offer this TDS Meter. This meter can be used to dial in your application rates to a precise measurement. Please see our recommended dilution chart at the bottom of this section.
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 ½ cup soil in a jar and mix with ½ 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 OceanSolution mixture, say 2000 PPM for wheat grass; you would then mix your OceanSolution 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 OceanSolution 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.
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