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Practicing Electroculture
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Dreamweaver    Posted 07-23-2001 at 07:19:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I read somewhere that old timers used to stretch copper wire over their vegetables, and attach aluminum pie pans at the ends to increase the yields in their gardens. The theory went something like this - The copper and aluminum attracted static electricity, which caused the oxygen around the vegetables to turn to almost pure nitrogen, and supercharging the elements surrounding the plants thus increasing size and yield of the crops. Also, many claim that you should stake your tomatoe plants with metal poles instead of wood, using nylon stockings to tie them with, thus creating conductors of static electricity. Has anybody ever done this and had any success?


Pranay Agarwal    Posted 07-02-2004 at 06:25:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am working on electroculture as a project and thus would be highly obliged to anyone who can send me some information on this subject. I will for sure dicuss my findings with them.


REH    Posted 06-19-2002 at 05:21:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Circa 1970's, I applied ultrasonic voltage. around 100 volts peak to peak, and around 100 khz, between the trunk and earth to a large old dying seedling orange tree. It began growing much larger than normal leaves.


Alvin_Va    Posted 07-23-2001 at 15:29:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
DW,not sure the oxygen can turn to nitrogen,possibly the nitrogen was deposited by the birds sitting on the wire.Hey, we just invented organic gardening! :)


hay    Posted 07-23-2001 at 11:31:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
dreamweaver, i found the book! it is "THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS" by peter tompkins and christopher bird. it has a lot of expiermental and practical information in it. good reading for someone who want to explore a different realm of gardening.


IHank    Posted 07-23-2001 at 08:14:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dream Weaver- I thought that stuff was to scare away predators.

A quick Altavista.com search for electroculture brought up the following.

http://www.bio.ic.ac.uk/staff/agold/goldsworthy.htm

Better than that is a gadget called a "bioelectrifyer". It is said to cure AIDS, cancer, arthritis, and other biological problems. It uses an electrode clipped onto each ankle and feeds a pulsing DC current thru the body.

The inventor apparently started out working toward enhancing plant growth, probably along the lines of what you've mentioned, then he stumbled into the human biology uses. Last I heard he was in trouble with federal regulatory agencies about the gadget.

An old man here in my town has one and swears by it and claims a medical miracle with it by somebody in his family. If you want I'll post a diagram to build one with parts from Radio Shack. Still scratching my head on this one, IHank


MrG    Posted 07-26-2001 at 15:25:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
We got one of them here in Lincoln, NE... Results haven't been all that great... subjects died. :-( Gadget


Conrad Rosenberg    Posted 01-21-2002 at 09:40:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]

hello,
I have just stumbled on this electroculture theory and find it fascinating.
Please send info on electroculture.

Thanking you in advance,
Conrad Rosenberg


Noel    Posted 07-23-2001 at 18:06:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Used something similar for pain control called a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit.FDA approved and did work for a while.


hay    Posted 07-23-2001 at 07:39:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have a book (somewhere) that describes that and other not-so well-known gardening ideas and practices. it went into great detail about expierements with plants with some very unusual situations. sorry, at present i cannot remember the title or author.


Omri    Posted 03-02-2003 at 22:59:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If anyone has any info at all on electroculture gardening please e-mail it to me as i am doing research for a biology experiment
many thanks


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