I was surprised when DH mentioned this to me a while ago, I'd never heard of it after years of reading about gardening techniques. But I've done a little looking around since. There is a website called http://electricfertilizer.com/ which has a lot of interesting information in the blog section. Apparently this type of horticultural approach also goes by the name 'Energetic Agriculture'. I found one of the articles especially compelling, called 'Thunderstorms: Nature's Crop Boosting Technology. He mentions a phenomenon I've observed for years, how rain water during a thunderstorm can supercharge plants. I thought it might have to do with increased oxygen in the water, but I guess not.I’ll be looking this over more closely and give it a try.
My wife is familiar with a number of “energy related subjects” and has very positive opinions about this sort of thing. Me; im just a left brain man who dont know if he should wind his butt or scratch his watch most of the time, however this sort of thing IS interesting to me!
I’ll get something going and give it an honest evaluation then share an opinion.
Who knows; i may just pick up where Jefferson or Tesla left off Or just Take a trip and never leave the farm!
Please keep me posted! We are setting up something too, one pole per 15 X 15 area. Not sure if we'll get the whole garden set up but we'll get some of it.Most of us are clearly in woo-woo land when it gets this deep and i always have to resort to my ”left brain man” approach and after scratching my watch and go with what makes sense.
When i built the garden beds and built the soil they contain, paramagnetic bassalt and carbon were elements that went into them. Did i see an immediate response from this, not really but i do understand they’re value. I’ve included a link (one of hundreds available) for anyone who may be interested.
You’re mention of the thunderstorm water is something tangible that can be seen by anyone paying attention. During breakup all the snow on a hill beside me melts and forms a little rivulet as it flows across my lane. Each year i “divert” a quantity of that water right into my compost tea brewer (10 gal.) and notice an easily recognized quality improvement over tea made with the usual well water. I attribute this to the minerals and other goodies that were either in the snow when it fell or were absorbed as the water flowed down the hill. Who knows; all im real sure of is that it’s better water.
here’s a good example of just what’s going on around all of you from an “energy” standpoint that goes un-noticed by most.
From time to time EMF comes back into the spotlight. Electro Magnetic Frequency is emitted by anything with a current flowing thru it. Excess exposure is blamed for numerous things, some viable and some that require waders. In an effort to find out just how prevalent EMF is in our daily life i did a little Rube Goldberg investigating. The entry level tool for measuring EMF is a Gass meter which is used to measure residual magnetism in gas turbine rotors. How magnetism affects the instrumentation on high speed equipment is another rabbit trail but anyway i took the Gass meter to the usually suspect targets just to see how prevalent it is in our environment. Your refrigerator, cell phone and computer router all emit a measurable amount. Now, driving down the road and holding the meter against the window as we near ANY type of cell tower would completely peg the meter, and some of them i checked were a 1/4 mile off the road! 😳
Now, im not going to go on a martian rant but i do recognize that there are many things that i don’t understand that still play a “measurable part” in our lives and im sorta, kinda fine with that.
Now that my Wife is enthralled with your article i’ll have another opinion to sort thru as we build some sort of garden thingy to try.
Me too. I am feeling worn out at times-- and then I check TEG and you all inspire me to keep planting. So keep going Heirloomgal-- we will get there, together.I don't know why, but this not terribly warm spring is making me feel SOOOO behind in starting transplants. There is only so much hauling in & out I can do every day!