Plant Comparison -
ELX, M-11 and Trap
by Dylan Ford
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:04:33 -0400
Subject: 2007 Ormus
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
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
is an after picture.
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.
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
in bottomless large coffee cans, each in front of a row of oriental
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
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.
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
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:
Pineapple Tomato (P1030461)
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.