Earth & Grow Increases Undergrowth and Vitality in University Study

Earth & Grow devices were used on multiple species of plants in a student’s independent study at a local university. This post focuses on Coleus plants which were one of the many exciting results from the experiment. Below are a few pictures of identical Coleus plants dating from December 13th to March 2nd. The Coleus on the right was plugged in using an Earth & Grow prototype.
In these pictures observe how the Earth & Grow device enhanced the plant’s branching, undergrowth, vitality, and color!

Day 1

Week 7

 Week 12


Earth & Grow Enhances Growth and Development of Pepper Plants

These pepper plants were grown under a sky light in a poorly ventilated garage last summer. Day time temperatures averaged over 85 degrees. The plant that was plugged in using Earth & Grow grew much healthier, producing more branches and dozens more flowers than the control, while showing little if any signs of heat stress throughout the 8 weeks. 

The pepper plant that was not connected to the Earth was clearly affected by the heat and lack of air flow in the garage. It produced dull, wilted leaves and stunted growth. This experiment clearly demonstrates the benefits of reconnecting a plant to the Earth when grown in an indoor environment.
Day 1

Week 5
Week 8 

Can Plants Think, Communicate, and Remember?

In a new study, scientists have found a cabbage relative capable of remembering and responding to information. Plants are able to remember information and react to it, thanks to an internal communications system that can be likened to a central nervous system in animals, according to a new study by a Polish plant biologist.

Plants “remember” information about light, and a certain type of cell transmits that information, much like nerves do in animals.

In the study, which was published in the early online version of the journal Plant Cells July 16, the researchers found that light shone on one leaf of an Arabidopsis thaliana plant caused the whole plant to respond. The response lasted even after the light source was taken away, suggesting the plant remembered the light input. 

“The signaling continues after the light is off; it is building short-term memory,” said the lead author, Stanislaw Karpinski, in an e-mail message. “The leaves are able to physiologically ‘memorize’ different excess light episodes and use this stored information, for example, for improving their acclimation and immune defenses.”

In the video below Stefano Mancuso talks about the roots of plant’s intelligence at the July 2010 TED Lecture in Oxford, England.
Below is another video on plant intelligence from the BBC.


Electricity Running Through Wire Creates Electromagnetic Field

“When an electrical current flows in a wire, the movement of the electrons produces a similar field in space, but one that is oriented around the wire. If the current is a DC (direct current), the magnetic field is steady, like that form a permanent magnet. The strength of the magnetic field depends upon the amount of current flowing in the wire–the more current there is, the stronger the magnetic field will be. If the current in the wire is fluctuating, the magnetic field will have the same fluctuations.” (