Does electroculture really work? My 120 Day Experiment (Photos)

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My 120 day results using electroculture as a simple way to grow garden plants faster and more robustly.

Electroculture is very popular in gardening as it is an easy way to make plants grow faster and more robust.

Below is a short video from summarizing how it’s done and why to do it.

Supposedly, the copper wire uses the free electrons in the air to nourish and fertilize the soil, resulting in fast and robust plant growth.

Plants fed by electroculture are said to be more resistant to pests. Some claim that you don’t need to fertilize the plants at all…. The free electrons nourish the ground for you.

My results with electroculture

Since the soil where I live in Florida is fairly sandy and poor in nutrients, I figured my garden and yard would be a perfect candidate for electroculture.

About 120 days ago I got some copper wire and wrapped several chopsticks to try the process myself.

This is the brand of copper wire that I bought.

Unfortunately, the results were anything but spectacular. In two of the three cases, I placed the copper-wrapped rod antennas on the south side of the facility to maximize the effect of the Earth’s magnetic field.

Unfortunately, in all three of my attempts, the non-electroculture plant actually grew better than the plants with an electroculture antenna nearby 🙁

Below are the photos of my results.

Passion fruit vine seedlings

The first picture below shows the difference in growth of passion fruit seedlings with and without electroculture.

As you can see, the seedling with the antenna grows much more slowly than the one without the copper wire antenna.

Both were planted and sprouted at the same time. The copper-wrapped antenna was placed when the seedlings were about the same size.

Passion fruit vines grow with and without electroculture

Potted plants for the landscape

My second example is two bougainvillea landscape plants that partially died from a winter frost.

They were at about the same stage of recovery four months ago when I placed a copper wire electroculture antenna in one of the pots (south side of the plant) to see if the plant would recover faster.

Unfortunately that was not the case.

As you can see, the potted plant without the antenna is much further along in the recovery process.

Moringa Trees

I also tested electroculture with my two young moringa trees.

Unlike the previous examples above, the trees grew directly into the ground. Maybe this would affect the results?

Apparently not.

Again, the tree that grows without the help of an electroculture antenna will grow faster and more robustly than the tree that has one.

Like the bougainvillea above, these trees were damaged by a frost last winter.

I cut them back at the same spot on the stem and then put the electroculture antenna next to one of them to see if it recovers/grows faster.

As you can see, the tree grows much better without an antenna.

Moringa tree with electroculture antenna

Does electroculture really work?

The claims surrounding electroculture are very compelling as some sources claim it is the answer to world hunger.

Unfortunately, my personal attempts to get it working on my property have failed 3 out of 3 times.

What am I doing wrong (if anything)? I would appreciate any input from those of you who have more experience with this.

I would appreciate it if electroculture were true and an actual principle that home gardeners could use to increase production inexpensively and easily.

But so far it doesn’t live up to the hype at my house.

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