FOR GOOD MEASURE



Basic Units - All level measures
3 Teaspoons =1 Tablespoon
2 Tablespoons =1 Ounce
8 Ounces =1 Cup
2 Cups =1 Pint
2 Pints =1 Quart
4 Quarts =1 Gallon

For easier and quicker measuring, translate multiples of these basic units to the fewest possible measures. Examples: Instead of 24 tablespoons, use 1 1/2 cups; instead of 9 teaspoons, use 3 tablespoons.
Quite often mixing directions on materials to be sprayed call for a quantity way more than is needed by the home gardener. If you run into this problem, simply convert the amount of water to be used to the same measure as the material to sprayed so that a ratio (the dilution) can be obtained. Then use the following table to find the dilution nearest yours. Look across to the column head which shows the amount of finished spray you want to make.
Under the heading, then, is the amount of spray material to which sufficient water is added to produce the desired amount of finish spray. Example: If directions call for one pint in 100 gallons, you convert the gallons into pints, of which there are 800 (8 pints = 1 gallon). Therefore your dilution is 1 to 800. If you want a gallon of spray, put one teaspoon of spray material in your gallon container and fill with water.

SPRAY DILUTION TABLE
DILUTION
FOR1 GAL
FOR 1 QT
1 to 8
1 pint
1/2 cup
1 to 16
1 cup
1/4 cup
1 to 25
2/3 cup
3 tbsp
1 to 40
6 1/2 tbsp
6 1/2 tsp
1 to 50
5 tbsp
4 tsp
1 to 75
3 3/4 tbsp
3 tsp
1 to 100
2 1/2 tbsp
2 tsp
1 to 200
4 tsp
1 tsp
1 to 300
1 tbsp
3/4 tsp
1 to 400
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 to 600
1 1/2 tsp
1/3 tsp
1 to 800
1 tsp
1/4 tsp


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Milton L. Pierson
miltonp@botanictreasures.com

Last Modified September 26, 2001