NOTE: For all uses discussed in this Summary, we are assuming, and basing the directions on, the ULTIMATE DARK version of Dr. Willard's Water being the version that is used. We may refer to it simply as the "Dark" or "WW" and in all cases, for these uses, we are assuming it is the ULTIMATE Dark Willard's Water being used.
With Liquid Fertilizers As A Side-Dressing:
Mix water-fertilizer solution as you normally would except use only 1/3 as much fertilizer in the solution. Then add 3 ounces of Dr. Willard’s Water (WW) ULTIMATE DARK Concentrate per every 50 gallons of water-fertilizer solution.
(Note: There are two reasons for reducing the strength of the fertilizer application. First, to reduce costs. Reducing the fertilizer by 2/3 and adding the inexpensive Ultimate Dark WW results in a large reduction in input costs.
Second, if you use what is generally considered the “normal” amount of commercial fertilizer, the plants, influenced by the WW, may take in the fertilizer in too large quantities, actually “burning” the tiny roots in the process.
The “reduce by 2/3 rule” is only a general guideline, of course. Each situation is unique. For your own use, cutting back a lesser, or greater, amount may prove to be even better. You own experience will be your best guide, long-term.)
Spraying Growing Crops
Aerial Spraying — Experienced users suggest the ULTIMATE DARK WW Concentrate in a ratio of 10 oz per 20 gallons of water, then applying two gallons of that per acre.
Non-Aerial Spraying — Users suggest 2-1/2 oz of the ULTIMATE DARK WW Concentrate per each 25 gallons of water in the sprayer, then spraying this solution at the rate of 10 gallons per acre.
(Note: the amount of actual water per acre isn’t important… use whatever it takes to make the spraying equipment work correctly. But mix it and apply it so you are putting on about an ounce of concentrate per acre, as in the examples above.)
Preparing Seeds for Planting
(Field Crops or Gardens)
Mix 2 oz of ULTIMATE DARK WW Concentrate per gallon of water and spray the seeds with that solution until they feel moist. Mix well. In a few minutes, they will become dry and can be planted or stored for future planting. Or seeds may be placed in the soil and then sprayed very lightly with this same solution.
Users report that either treatment results in much faster germination and a higher rate of germination, and plants that grow much faster than those from untreated seed.
Plants, Trees, Shrubs
Watering the growing plants — Use ULTIMATE DARK WW Concentrate in the ratio of 1 oz to 24 gallons of water. Water every 4-5 weeks with this solution. Use regular water, as needed, between applications.
Transplanting Seedlings — Mix 1 oz of ULTIMATE DARK WW Concentrate to one gallon of water. Spray the roots and adjacent soil until moist, then transplant. (If the soil has recently been fertilized, use a solution only 1/4 as strong… one ounce to four gallons of water.)
Rooting Cuttings — Mix 1 oz of ULTIMATE DARK WW Concentrate to 1 gallon of water. Place the cuttings in this solution until properly rooted.
Gardeners Tend to Use WW Two Ways…
1. Treating the seed before planting with a solution made up of 2 oz of ULTIMATE DARK WW Concentrate and one gallon of water, and
2. Spraying the foliage from once, to once a week, during the growing season with a weaker solution.
How much weaker of a solution?
Some people mix up the regular solution recommended for general use (one ounce to one gallon of water) then they put one or two ounces of that solution in a gallon of regular water and water the plants with that.
Remember, WW is an extremely flexible and forgiving substance. There is almost no way to “do it wrong”.
The appropriate range of application is extremely broad. You should get excellent results using very little, and likely even better results using more.
The only caution, again, is, if using nitrogen fertilizers, reduce the amount of that fertilizer by 2/3 to be certain the plant’s increased absorption of nutrients, including the fertilizer, doesn’t result in burning the plant’s roots.