well within the acceptable range for being deemed “safe”. I say it's unfortunate because it
would have been very interesting to learn how much lead could have been retrieved from
an electrified plant compared to a regular one.
It's also worth noting that in addition to using plants for remediation, beneficial
microorganisms can be used as well. While plants tend to be best for removing heavy
metals out of the ground, certain microbial families excel at neutralizing various chemical
compounds often found in waste products. This process, called bioremediation or
bioaugmentation, can also be improved using electricity through making them more active
than usual. To learn more about this check out our Resources page.
The purpose of this chapter has been to show off what's possible by those growing plants
or trees using electricity. The number of effects upon the physiology of plants lends itself
to finding numerous applications for it. From improving healing response and its use in
drought control, many areas can be improved upon.
Even though our understanding of the total set of effects is vastly incomplete, the current
body of knowledge regarding electroculture's effects can be hugely beneficial for
gardeners, farmers and experimenters alike. The applications of these technologies can
have an enormous effect on improving lives and profits. Profit and loss can be better
managed in both cool as well as hot weather regions
In addition to maximizing yields or mitigating losses, it can be used for creative
applications in other forms of agribusiness too, such as in apiary management, animal
husbandry, agroforestry, and more. Electro-horticulture is a centuries-old technology that
needs to be resurrected once again so the benefits of its use can spread. Not only can
it provide enormous functional benefits, but once the initial system is installed, its
maintenance cost is negligible since the energy needs of these systems are extremely low.
In the next chapter we'll show you how to easily build your own system using parts found
in your home. We'll also share with you some ideas for experimentation that you can
try. So, please, read on, build your own system, and join the ranks of researchers and
experimenters who have also achieved great results from soil and plant electrification.