I am just learning about this topic and as I near the completion of this book, I feel compelled to share the basics of electroculture and its benefits with you. Electroculture may be a term unfamiliar to many, but it is a concept that has been utilized for centuries by our ancestors. Unfortunately, with time, the knowledge of this technique has been lost and replaced by commercial products that promise to improve our gardens and yield. What if we could harness the natural capabilities of the earth and the atmosphere, without relying on expensive products? It's time to revisit this ancient technique and discover how electroculture can revolutionize the way we approach gardening and agriculture.
Electroculture is a technique that harnesses the power of the atmospheric electricity to improve plant growth. While it may sound like a futuristic concept, electroculture actually has a long history dating back to 1749, when Abbe Nollett first observed the effects of atmospheric electricity on plant growth. In the 1920s, French scientist Justin Christofleau further studied the phenomenon, and in the 1940s, Austrian forester Viktor Schauberger developed specific tools to capture and enhance atmospheric electricity for use in agriculture. During his studies in agriculture, Viktor made a significant discovery regarding the impact of different metals on soil magnetism. He observed that tools made of copper, brass, and bronze did not alter the soil's magnetism, which resulted in high-quality soil and required less work. In contrast, iron tools decreased the magnetism of the soil, made farming more laborious, and led to drought-like conditions. When Viktor shared this discovery with the local council, they were not receptive to his findings because it would impact their profits from promoting fertilizers. The council, with the help of local media, petitioned against him and informed farmers that following Viktor's methods would lead to overproduction and less money in their pockets. Unfortunately, the farmers sided with the council, and Viktor's knowledge was eventually lost in the 1950s. Despite this setback, his work continues to inspire new generations of researchers interested in sustainable and efficient agricultural practices.
So, what exactly is electroculture? Essentially, it involves using grounded conductors to capture and concentrate atmospheric electricity, which is then applied to plants through their soil or leaves. Plants have a natural negative charge, and the air around them has a positive charge. The movement of air currents creates a flow of electricity that stimulates plant growth. By enhancing this natural electrical charge, electroculture can increase the electrical potential of plants, promoting nutrient uptake and leading to healthier, bigger and more robust growth and yield.
One of the key benefits of electroculture is its ability to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides. By improving plant growth rates and strengthening their resistance to pests and diseases, electroculture can help gardeners cultivate healthier plants without relying on harmful chemicals. Additionally, electroculture can increase crop yields, making it an attractive option for farmers and small-scale growers. The antennae help with temperature fluctuations, minimizes irrigation by unlocking the soil, increases yields and helps the overall nutrient uptake as the magnetism is changed in the soil.
To get started with electroculture in your own garden, you'll need to put antennae out to conduct the energy. Your antennae can be made at home using a combination of materials like brass, copper or zinc wire and wooden stakes or sticks. To make one just wrap your copper wire around and up the stick, making sure the wire will be all the way to the bottom. If you are in the northern hemisphere, you want your wire clockwise. When completed you will put this all around your growing beds or trees. It is said that 6-foot antennae will cover 225 sq ft. You will only need to put the stake in the ground far enough to make it stable about 6-8 inches, but make sure that the wire is also in the ground.
Electroculture is an exciting and innovative approach to gardening that offers a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional farming methods. By harnessing the power of atmospheric electricity, gardeners can help their plants grow stronger and healthier, without the use of harmful chemicals. Whether you're an avid gardener or a farmer looking to improve crop yields, electroculture is a technique worth exploring. Please visit Matt Roeske cultivateelevate.com and go to the electroculture page lots more information and videos!