This is something we are doing over on our social media stories. And, I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to share this experiment over here on debanddanelle.com. But, since I like to document pretty much everything we do on the property, I figured I had to. So…. have you heard of Electroculture? Wait, I guess I should start by saying that this isn’t going to be a post on the benefits of electroculture. Or how and why it works. Because you can google that. It’s going to be a post on the updates of our vegetable plants using electroculture.
Let me back up because I feel I’m all over the place and rambling. I will start from the beginning. As you know, we have been working really hard on our vegetable garden area. We got it all planned out to look like an English cottage garden area. We added a picket fence around the entire thing. And, then we added a few EXTRAS, like we normally do to our spaces, by adding steps to the front and to the back of this area using old pieces of concrete.
We usually get our plants in the ground the first half of May which is after the last frost here in Ohio. Well, since we just got our garden beds finished mid-may, it meant that I was already about a month behind. When I mentioned this over on social media stories, I received a message asking if I had ever tried electroculture.
You can google electroculture and find out lots of information. And, lots of people are sharing their results on TikTok and Instagram both. But this is a quick and brief definition that I found and reworded to make it easier to understand.
I had never heard of it. This gal said that she was late planting her garden and decided to give it a try. And, she saw AMAZING results. Her tomatoes were 4-5′ tall at the time of her message. She said they grew really fast and huge. I thought a bit about it but that’s it. A week or so later, my cousin and I were chit chatting about concerts. She is a music lover like I am. She said, “Oh… I forgot to ask you. Have you heard of electroculture?” She said she is seeing amazing results. So, I took that as a sign that I should try it.
My cousin used some copper rods that she found in the plumbing section at the hardware store. They weren’t expensive. And, she placed them in her garden beds. The pictures speak for themselves.
We grabbed a few copper pipes from the hardware store that we are using in some of the beds. Deb found some copper wire that I will be wrapping around a stick that I find in the woods to make an antenna looking thing. Ha! But that is exactly what the first girl told me she did. You can use dowel rods if you have them on had but sticks work just as well. You can get as fancy as you wish. I’ve seen some people using pieces of wire wrapped around each other to form a little decorative top.
I will be sharing the results of my electroculture garden. I just added my “antennas” last night, June 28. Ha! So I will be updating everything here in this post periodically with photos and my thoughts.
It sounds so crazy and almost makes me laugh. I believe there are people who debunked this theory but there are also people who swear by it. I’m one who is simply trying to get caught up with my vegetable plants. Will it work? I have no clue. I am out very little money and at the least, I will have some suspicious looking antennas in my garden that will be a conversation starter and maybe give us all a little laugh.
Have you ever done this? If so, let me know in the comments below. And, let me know what you think. If you are new here, you know that we will try anything once.