Friday, October 6, 2023

More Electroculture Stories: From Skepticism to Belief

Note the Electroculture stake amidst the Oregano and giant Pothos

Pardon if the title borders on the religious but it's how I describe my conversion from being skeptical to believing in what a piece of wooden stick and copper wire spirals can do for your gardening. It doesn't matter if you're doing it on a potted plant or on the earthen plot, whether you're using the bioelectroculture technique on edibles or ornamental plants.

About two months into the experiment, my initial findings were the following:

Indoor Dragontail explodes with new growth
 It works for plants meant for eating -- tried it on my oregano and Basil and the results are nothing less than spectacular: faster growth and for seeds, faster sprouting than with a control pot with no electroculture stakes.

It works equally well for ornamental plants -- for my 20 year old ZZ plant that's crowding its pot, there was new growth, and the new branches and leaves were robust, not thin and spindly. For my Dragontail plants, the result for some is a turnaround from regression to robust new growth. Every 2-3 days, I see new growth.

It induces new growth in older plants -- I really don't want to mess with fertilizers especially since some of my plants are for eating. Electroculture gardening spurred new growth in my older plants that seemed to have plateaued in growth.

Good sprouting rate for Basil seeds

• It induces faster sprouting for sown seeds -- my Genovese Basil
seeds sprouted about a day or two ahead of schedule. It also seems to have made most of the seeds sprout, a good ratio of sprouting success rate. One day, I'll do a control pot to really verify this observation.

It works for vining plants as well -- my Giant Pothos plants seem to have experienced an explosion of new growth even if I trained them on 5-foot poles. Really impressive growth, if I may say so.

My Money Plant bursting with new growth
 • Electroculture seems to induce resilience in sensitive plants -- I've recently moved two of my Dragontails indoor. They're particularly finicky, preferring to stay in one place; I've seen them grow forlorn, shed leaves, or verge on dying out altogether after being moved out of their comfort zones. 

With my electroculture / bioelectroculture experiment, my Dragontails are not just surviving but thriving. Both my indoor Dragontails have not only sprouted new leaves but branched out. If I'm not careful, they're going to need new, taller poles and bigger pots soon :) But I guess that's a happy problem.


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