Plant Comparison - ELX, M-11 and Trap
by Dylan Ford

Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:04:33 -0400

Subject: 2007 Ormus test

In the Spring of 2007 Chaz from Priestess Alchemy offered samples of a odd batch of Elixir that he thought would be good for agricultural purposes.
I have a chronic bone condition in my leg which becomes infected with some regularity. The appearance of one of these infections used to be harbinger of a nightmare, weeks or months of powerful antibiotics, sometimes intravenously, until I learned a trick from a radio doctor which is good for nearly any condition. You get one of those cheesy footbaths that bubble and vibrate, fill it with water as hot as you can bear, along with a fat handful of sea salt or epsom salts (I use both mixed) and hydrogen peroxide (I'm up to three quarters of a cup. I keep my feet in this for at least 20 minutes, an hour being better, and top it up from time with water from a hot kettle. This process presumably oxygenates the blood and tempers mineral deficiencies. All I know is it conquers these infections in three days flat. (knock wood)
The point of this is I save this salty water afterward in an outdoor bucket and by means of the wet method make Ormus for the garden. Since it probably had more magnesium from the Epsom, I called it M-11. CON refers to Control plants that received no Ormus this year. ELX means treated with Chaz's product.
I agreed to share my results and tried to have pictures taken for comparative purposes, but was unable to get many (my photographer was a selfish bastard who thought spending time with his wife during a difficult first pregnancy, and then playing with his new son trumped documenting my garden projects).

Any rate, here's what I got. The first set of pictures is of tomatoes I grew from seeds picked out of salted, sun-dried tomatoes my friend Livia brought as a souvenir from Italy. These seeds sprouted and grew into compact, determinate plants that produced many elongated non-juicy tomatoes excellent for salsas and salads.


P1010185 is a before picture.

P1030434 is an after picture.

P1030472 is a fruit comparison.

This garden has had Ormus applied several times in the past, but it is fairly obvious from the photos that ELX gave a clear advantage in growth and fruit size. These examples were typical.

Avocados and Eggplants

The original experiment I intended was to compare the growth on six avocado plants I had started in pots, one of each (M-11, Con, ELX) to be kept in pots and one of each grown in the soil to compare the growth with M-11, Control and ELX with and without access to wild Mycorrhizal assistance. Unfortunately a brazen gang of squirrels completely destroyed half of these the night before I was to begin the experiment (Yeah, yeah, the squirrels ate your homework).

This not very clear picture (P1030444) should show the surviving three avocados
planted in bottomless large coffee cans, each in front of a row of oriental eggplants.
With the avocados ELX provided a clear early advantage that lasted months, though the M-11 nearly caught up before the frost. The control took the bronze.
The photo can't show it but the ELX eggplants had a clear early growth advantage, though the M-11 had the first fruits. Interestingly, the M-11 alone had problems with blossom end-rot, which may have been the result of a calcium imbalance created by the Magnesium in the M-11 (?). By seasons end all were producing healthy fruits, but the ELX took the gold again, but with a curious sidebar.
I made a low-tech passive water trap out of a five gallon spackle pail and a leaky hose. I drilled a 3/4 inch hole near the rim of the bucket and screwed in half of a stainless steel shower-head connector as an overflow outlet. I then slid two doughnut magnets scavenged from a microwave oven onto the shower pipe, one inside and one outside the bucket to hold it all in place. I set the leaky connection of the hose over the bucket, and inside the bucket placed a quart yogurt container full of charcoal gravel and perforated with pinholes. Figuring the Ormus would avoid the magnetic exit and hide in the container among the charcoal.

One Control eggplant I watered only with this Tapwater Trapwater (P1030444)
(drained from the yogurt container) and this was the only eggplant
that kept up with and equaled the ELX plants in size and fruitfulness.

Other Tomatoes

A friend offered me three Sweet 100, or Sweet 1000, or Sweet 1,000,000 or whatever the latest generation of this popular commercial Cherry tomato is. Normally I would have refused because although they fruit heavily, the fruit is small and insipidly sweet to me, and it all explodes every time there is a whisper of rain. But for purposes of this experiment I took them and planted them.

Clear growth and fruit advantage ELX.

I definitely will never grow these again for the reasons mentioned.
Against a post on either side of my cucumber lattice I planted:

one heirloom Pineapple Tomato (P1030461)

and one heirloom Chadwick Cherry Tomato (P1030463).

Both of these received both ELX and M-11. Both are indeterminate and should be expected to grow large, but the crosspiece in the photos is about seven feet up. These plants both flourished and provided bumper crops of excellent fruit.