Indoor plants, whether they are flowers, edibles, ornamentals, or just old friends, do better when their environment is not cut off from nature.
Fresh air, natural light, freedom from man-made radiation and a connection to Earth are all beneficial. It can help reduce stress and lead to higher yield. This is true both for industrial scale indoor farming, the tomato seedlings you start at home, and everything in between.
This website is dedicated to methods and materials for growing healthier plants through control of their electromagnetic environment.
Earthing is the simple process of reducing electric charge by making contact with the Earth. Walking barefoot on the beach is an example of Earthing for people. Any excess of electrons in the body are easily passed to the Earth. Any deficit can be made up by "borrowing" electrons from the Earth.
But potted plants don't have this luxury. Alone in their pots, they are cut off from this buffering effect. Worse yet, they may be located close to sources of strong electric fields such as outlets, lighting, and so on.
By providing an electrical path from the potted soil to Earth, this life sustaining process can be re-established, providing 24/7 neutralization of electric charge.
Where to Start
Begin by making sure you have a suitable ground connection to Earth. If you will be using the ground of your electrical system, make sure to check it first. If you want to test how electrically imbalanced your plant's potted soil is, there is a meter for that as well.
SOCKET TESTER INCLUDING PROPER GROUND TEST
Check Sockets for Improper Wiring and Faulty Ground!
You know what happens when we ass-u-me? Electric sockets can be bad for a number of reasons: a wire can short or fray, a wire can become disconnected, or corrode at the contact, or the wires can be connected to the wrong contact altogether! These problems can be a fire hazard, a shock hazard, a problem for polarized appliances, and definitely a problem if you are using the socket’s ground connection to Earth your shielding.
There is no need to guess because it is so easy to test for proper wiring at a socket. Simply plug in the tester and look at the result. Large LCD display indicates if ground is missing or faulty. Easy to see LEDs light up to indicate all these possible problems:
- Voltage on ground connection
- Disconnected Ground
- Disconnected Neutral
- Disconnected Hot
- Interchanged Neutral and Hot
- Interchanged Ground and Hot
- Interchanged Ground and Hot, Neutral missing
- GFI function
This inexpensive tester can be used over and over and gives either peace of mind or a specific learning about what to do. Don’t ground to your socket without it! North American Plug only. Rated for 120V, 50/60 Hz.
Socket Tester Including Proper Ground Test (Cat. #A452) ... $14.95
SOIL VOLTAGE METER
Measure the Voltage Effects of EMF on Your Soil!
An external field will induce an electric field in potted soil. In this sense, the soil acts as an antenna, picking up fields from electric lights, heaters, pumps, powerlines, and just about everything connected to a source of electric power.
Delicate biological cellular processes operate on the scale of microVolts to milliVolts. Soil Voltage can exceed several Volts in some cases.
The Soil Voltage Meter quickly and easily reports this induced AC potted soil voltage. Simply plug the meter into a grounded outlet, then push the sensor probe into the soil. Notice how the soil voltage varies as you move it about the room.
The Soil Voltage Meter is a great way to test the effectiveness of your Earthing devices. Large digital readout is easy to see and sensitive down to 1 mV. Will help you detect irritating voltage sources which may not otherwise be obvious. Comes complete. Uses one 9V battery (not included).
Calibrated for 40-500 Hz.
Soil Voltage Meter (Cat. #A1520)....................$89.95
GROUND STAKE KIT
If you don’t like the idea of grounding your Soil Voltage Meter through your building’s electrical system, you can use this simple and durable grounding stake to connect directly to the Earth. Sturdy, rust resistant, 48 inch long, 11/32" diameter Copper plated steel stake is ready to drive into the soil. Complete with exterior grade, 18 gauge ground cord and stake-to-cord connector.
Note: if soil is rocky, you may need to dig a hole first with appropriate tools. Be careful when selecting location… do not puncture buried wires or pipes.
Ground Stake Kit, 50 ft cable:
- with bullet plug termination (Cat. #A291-50-B) ......... $41.95
How To Fix
Since a patent exists for grounding plants, we cannot sell a complete grounding system, nor tell you how to assemble one. We do however, offer these replacement parts so you can easily do repairs or make modifications.
PORTABLE GROUND STAKE
When you need a less permanent grounding point than the 4 foot ground rod above, this is the easy way to do it. 18 inch long, chrome plated steel with corkscrew tip and comfy handle. A few turns of the wrist sets it into the soil, and removes it just as easily. Wire clamp and 10 feet of 18 gauge stranded ground cord with bullet termination included.
Portable Ground Stake with Banana Termination (Cat. #A1501) .............12.95
Plug to Bullet Ground Cord
Easiest way to connect a ground block to Earth. Bullet plug on one end, 3-prong molded plug on other end. 12 feet long. Only the round prong is connected to the wire. The 2 flat prongs are not connect to anything.
Plug to Bullet Ground Cord (Cat. #A295-B) ...... $8.95
In theory, you could connect each potted plant to it's own ground stake in the Earth. But this Ground Block enables one ground rod to service several plants. Select your desired number of connections.
6 Connection (Cat. #A1502-6) ......... $4.95
10 Connection (Cat. #A1502-10) ..... $8.95
20 Connection (Cat. #A1502-20) ... $11.95
These 6 inch pure Copper spikes push easily into any potting soil to make solid contact for electrons to flow. Choose length of removable wire lead, bullet terminal included.
with 3 foot Lead (Cat. #A1510-3) ...... $8.95 Pack of 5 (Cat. #A1510-3-5) .......................... $35.80 Pack of 9 (Cat. #A1510-3-9) .......................... $64.44 Pack of 19 (Cat. #A1510-3-19) .................... $136.04
with 6 foot Lead (Cat. #A1510-6) ...... $9.95 Pack of 5 (Cat. #A1510-6-5) .......................... $39.80 Pack of 9 (Cat. #A1510-6-9) .......................... $71.64 Pack of 19 (Cat. #A1510-6-19) .................... $151.24
with 12 foot Lead (Cat. #A1510-12) ...... $12.95 Pack of 5 (Cat. #A1510-12-5) .......................... $51.80 Pack of 9 (Cat. #A1510-12-9) .......................... $93.24 Pack of 19 (Cat. #A1510-12-19) .................... $196.84
Bullet Extension Cord
Need more reach? This extension cord is 20 feet long and has a male bullet plug on one end and female bullet connetor on the other. You can connect one or more to achieve greater length.
Sometimes it is easier to run one ground cord to the nearest plant, the connect (daisy chain) from one plant to the next... rather than run a dedicated ground from the block to each plant. These Daisy Chain Extentions make it easy. Simply run a ground cord to the Soil Contactor in the first plant. Connect the Alligator clip of the extention cord to this first Soil Contactor. Then plug the other end onto the next Soil Contactor. Chhose a suitable length for the spacing of your plants.
Daisy Chain Extension Cord
- One foot long (Cat. #A1503-1) .... $2.95
- Two feet long (Cat. #A1503-2) .... $3.45
- Four feet long (Cat. #A1503-4) .... $4.45
- Six feet long (Cat. #A1503-6) ...... $5.45
Need a custom size? Call us. We can make any length up to 200 feet!
High-frequency EMF pollution that is carried in wiring has been shown to be the source of electrical sensitivity symptoms for some people and a stunter of growth for otherwise healthy plants.
This high-frequency EMF pollution is produced by common household items such as electric motors (found in hair-dryers, blenders, can openers, etc), loose wires, fluorescent lights, transformers, and especially dimmer switches and "smart" utility meters. It is injected back into the wiring, and then transmitted throughout the building.
Dirty electricity is easy to measure, and can be filtered out of the wiring.
Where to Start
Begin by measuring. Check near all the outlets and hidden wiring near your plants. The following meters will do a nice job:
Use a plug in meter to check for dirty electricity at the outlets:
Stetzer "Microsurge" Meter
Don’t just take our word for it. You can now check for this pollution yourself! A special meter has been developed which can be plugged into an electrical outlet to determine the levels of EMF high-frequency pollution in your home or office both before and after using the HF EMPOR. Extremely easy to use and reliable.
This meter is designed to measure only the high frequency noise which may exist in your electrical wiring. It contains special filters which remove the normal 50/60 Hz signal for the readout.
The meter is very easy to use. Simply plug the meter into an electric outlet. The meter works equally well on standard outlets (2 prong, or 3-prong), and GFI outlets. It can also be used with surge suppressors, power strips or extension cords.
The readout of the meter gives an indication of how much high frequency noise is in the wiring at the outlet where the meter is located. The higher the readout, the more high frequency pollution. The readout is not calibrated, but is very useful for making relative (comparison) measurements.
Ideally, the readout should be as low as possible. It is generally agreed that readings should be below 50. Notice that unplugging appliances may affect the reading.
When using the meter in conjunction with the Graham-Stetzer Filters, plug the meter into the outlet first. Then add Graham-Stetzer Filters to the same outlet and nearby outlets and watch the reading decrease.
The use of a power strip to increase the number of available outlets is useful when you need multiple Graham-Stetzer Filters to reduce the reading to the desired level.
The meter is re-usable. Can be used on 50/60 Hz, 110-230V systems. Covers 10 kHz
to 100 kHz. Has standard 2 prong North Amercian plug, so you will need an adapter to use it outside of N. America. Click here for full instructions.
Stetzer "Microsurge" Meter With N. American Plug (Cat. #A803) … $99.95
YouTube video demonstrating this product:
Use a hand held meter to check for dirty electricity emissions from wiring:
Completely Unique! Hear the VLF Signals in your Vicinity!
VLF signals (kHz range) occur naturally and can be produced by lightning, solar flares, and aurora. They can also be man-made, emitting from smart meters, solar power inverters, dimmer switches, motors, and fluorescent lights.
Use this portable VLF band radio to listen to the natural sounds of the earth. Lightning, whistlers, tweaks and auroral chorus can be heard from more than 3200km on the built in speaker or by using the included ear buds. Sounds can be recorded directly to a computer for analysis or future playback. Perfect for creative listening, storm chasers, researchers and paranormal investigators. It’s like a buzz stick for dirty electricity as well.
A high quality audio chip set gives the best sound experience possible. The revolutionary loop antenna allows the unit to be truly portable for field work, or for instant listening pleasure in the home. Separate controls for receiver power and audio volume allow for optimal adjustment to any application. An audio output jack allows for the use of headphones, connection to a computer audio line-in or sophisticated recording devices such as oscilloscopes and data acquisition systems. For long term recording, an external power adapter connection is provided.
Covers more than 600 Hz to 35 kHz, very intuitive and extremely simple to use. Great for demonstrating the benefits of dirty electricity filters. There is nothing else like it!
VLF Receiver (Cat. #A410) ……………. $199.95
This video lets you see and hear audio examples from a normal home environment
How to Fix It
Fortunately, Dirty Electricity can be filtered out of the circuit simply. Install the filters shown below in each of the affected circuits:
Graham Stetzer Filter for Dirty Electricity
High-Frequency ElectroMagnetic Pollution Remover
Stetzerizer Filters Remove RF Pollution from Household Wiring
Do you suffer from symptoms of electrical sensitivity such as headaches, tiredness, poor short term memory, fatigue, depression, nausea, rashes, irritability, or even chronic fatigue syndrome? High-frequency EMF pollution that is carried in wiring has been shown to be the source of electrical sensitivity symptoms for some people. This high-frequency EMF pollution is produced by common household items such as electric motors (found in hair-dryers, blenders, can openers, etc), loose wires, fluorescent lights, transformers, and especially dimmer switches.
The High-Frequency EM Pollution Reducer (HF EMPOR) designed by Dr. Martin Graham, Professor Emeritus at the Electronics Research Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley, consists of 20 EMF high frequency suppressors which are simply plugged into ordinary electric outlets, distributed throughout the home or office. These suppressors will measurably reduce the high frequency EMF pollution in your environment. A number of people have reported immediate relief from electrical sensitivity symptoms with the use of the HF EMPOR.
The suppressors do not use electricity (but they could reduce your utility bill), nor will they interfere with any computers, TV's or other appliances. Installation is simple and enables you to avoid expensive electrician service calls. The suppressors are portable, so you can move them from one site to another. This is NOT a bio-energetic device. Special electronic circuitry simply drains the high-frequency pollution out of the wiring system.
This kit will effectively filter an average size home or office. If you have a large home or office, or a large number of EMF high-frequency pollution producers, you may need additional EMF high-frequency noise suppressors. 60 Hz, 120V North-American plug style only.
Stetzerizer Single Filter (Cat. #A802-1) .......................... $35.00 each
Save with Multi-Paks:
Set of 5 Filters (Cat. #A802-5)
To filter power as it enters the home, add outlets near the breaker, one on each phase. Then install filters into these new outlets:
Set of 20 Filters (Cat. #A802-20)
Set of 3 Filters with Meter (Cat. #A802-3M)
WiFi, Cell Tower, and other wireless radiation
Make no mistake about it: wireless radiation is microwaves. Yes, the same microwaves as found in your microwave oven.
Wireless radiation has been shown to have detrimental effects of cell membranes, DNA, hormone regulation and many other biolgical processes... even at very low intensity. You don't need to come anywhere close to cooking intensity to see the "sub-thermal" effects.
In our modern world, wireless radiation is almost everywhere and comes from sources both inside our homes (like cordless phones, tablets, and wifi routers) and from outside as well (cell towers, radio station, smart meters, and satellite TV for example).
It has been shown that plants do not thrive to their maximum potential when exposed. With a little effort, plants can be shielded from this microwave radiation.
Where to Start
Begin by measuring. Use a Radiofrequency Meter to check levels. (Make sure to leave you cellphone out of the room when you do this!) Identify where the radiation is coming from. Later you will use the meter to verify that you have achieved good shielding. The following meters will do a nice job:
Three Devices in One
For low cost and versatility, you can’t beat this device. It measures both types of low frequency EMF (electric and magnetic fields) plus high frequency radiowaves (microwaves). Covers a very wide frequency range with good sensitivity. Antennas are internal so there is nothing to lose or break off. There are 2 ranges for magnetic, permitting the user to check for both very weak and very strong fields (up to 600 mG). What is unique about this meter is that it also shows the frequency of the predominant RF signal (up to 2.7 GHz).
RF: 100MHz to 8GHz (0.5uW/m² to 1.8W/m² = 14mV/m to 26.2V/m)
Magnetic1: 50Hz to 10KHz (0.1uT to 60uT) / (1mG to 600mG)
Magnetic2: 50Hz to 1KHz (0.01uT to 1uT) / (0.1mG to 10mG)
Electric: 50Hz to 50KHz (10V/m to 1000V/m)
RF Frequency display: 100MHz to 2.7GHz (-35dBm or higher required)
Fits easily into a pocket or purse for easy travel. Includes sound/alarm and backlight, either of which can be turned off. Uses 1 standard 9V battery. Response is fast enough to measure “smart” meter pulses. Model ED88T.
What is unique about this meter? 3 in one meter, low cost, backlite, alarm
Tri-Mode Meter (Cat. #A438) ............. $189.95
What our customers tell us:
"The Cornet RF LF ELF meter arrived in good condition along with good printed instructions and information on a sheet. It functions well and is easy to operate."
F.G., Cherokee, IA
This meter offers more range & features:
The Acoustimeter is a user-friendly accurate RF measurement instrument which provides LED light and LCD text displaying peak, peak hold, and average levels of radio frequency electromagnetic fields, covering the spectrum from TETRA all the way up to and beyond the 5.6 GHz WiFi and WiMax frequencies. It has a digital readout which is sensitive 0.02 V/m - 6.00 V/m and a sound output enabling you to hear the signal modulation. These features make the instrument the most useful one available to even those with severe electrosensitivity.
The Acoustimeter has been designed to enable you to make a quick and informed judgment regarding the level and nature of microwave signals in your environment. It is a broadband instrument that accurately measures the totality of the radiation in the range 200 MHz to about 8000 MHz (8 GHz), which covers the frequencies used by most modern communication systems encountered in our everyday environment. The Acoustimeter was designed using the experience gained from many years of practical RF and microwave measurements.
The readings are shown on both an LCD display and two series of graduated LED lights. The LEDs update rapidly, and allow you to quickly gauge the levels in an area and find any hot-spots. The LCD display offers high accuracy with a lower update speed, giving you time to take note of the readings. It also has a speaker (and audio output socket for headphones or to feed to an audio recorder), allowing you to determine, with a small amount of practice, what type of device is creating the levels that are present. The sounds made by different transmitters can change with time, so these are meant as a rough guide only. If you are subject to a number of sources of RF, the sounds may intermingle and be less easily identified. 2 year mfr warranty. Detailed instructions included.
The internal PCB antenna is at the top rear of the case. Signals are best measured with the source behind the instrument, but also quite good with the source to one or other side (particularly the left side away from the switches and volume control). It under-reads if the source is in front of the meter as the LCD display acts as an RF screen.
Shielding radiofrequencies is not hard. You simply need an enclosure lined with RF shielding material. The materials below can be used to shield a room, a closet, tent, or other enclosure.
AL60 WALL SHIELD
Fast, Easy Installation Wall Shielding
Great material for RF, E-field shielding at room temperatures. Radiation bounces right off like a mirror. Cover walls, cables, electric panels and more. Polyester coated, very lightweight, tough & flexible, yet easy to cut with scissors.
39 inch wide, conductive on one side. Apply to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces to achieve ~60dB at cell phone frequencies, and at least 40 dB from 100 MHz to 18 GHz.
Use ordinary spray adhesive on wall, then apply AL60 and press into place. Leave conductive side exposed for easy grounding. Apply 2 inch wide Aluminum tape over the seams. Non-conductive side will hold latex paint fairly well.
In addition, this material makes VERY effective shielded pouches, wallets, and sleeves. Will tolerate 32-122°F. 18 micron metal. 39 inch wide.
AL60 Wall Shield (Cat. #A2273) .......... $5.95 per lin ft
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 Material will ship folded if this is not selected
AL60 Wall Shield [328 lin ft roll]
(Cat. #A2273-roll) ... $1312.00
ALUMINUM FOIL TAPE Perfect for Small RF Shielding Jobs
2 mil thick aluminum alloy foil with a pressure-sensitive synthetic rubber adhesive and paper liner. The aggressive rubber adhesive sticks well to most surfaces and the paper liner makes for convenient and reliable use. Great for shielding small areas, or wrapping cable. 1.89 inches wide and highly conformable, total thickness is only 3.6 mil. Can be used under all weather conditions. Resists water vapor, odor and smoke transmission. Application/use temperature range: +10°F to +180°F. Each roll is 30 feet long.
Aluminum Foil Tape (Cat#A229) …...... $4.95/roll
YShield High Frequency Shielding Paint
Easy to apply water-based paint for walls, ceilings, doors and other interior OR exterior surfaces. Very effective for blocking cell phone signals, CB, TV, AM, FM signals, radiofrequency radiation and microwaves. Tested highly effective up to 18 GHz!
Based on a high quality pure acrylic binder, this shielding paint offers a perfect compromise of excellent attenuation, high water resistance and good ecology. Good adhesion on many surfaces and substrates like latex paint, construction boards, cement, plaster, polystyrene, masonry surfaces, etc.
Frost-resistant liquid format, ready to use right out of the bottle. Easy to handle – roll similar to ordinary wall paint - and still achieve an amazing reduction of 99% of HF-Radiation with only one layer. Dries quickly. Water clean-up.
Due to its holohedral carbon structure, without fibers or meshes, it offers consistent attenuation regardless of the direction of signal polarization, and a highly conductive surface. As a bonus, carbon is a good RF absorber. About 10% of Y-Shield shielding effectiveness is due to absorption. This helps reduce reflections and minimizes the risk from RF sources trapped inside the shielded area.
Cover with latex paint, wallpaper, etc. to achieve desired aesthetics
Color: flat black
Attenuation: typically 30 dB per layer
Typical coverage: 50-100 ft² (~ 5-10 m²) per liter
VOC content 0,2 g/l
Requires grounding like any other RF shielding material. Appropriate for home, industry, research, and educational applications. Can be used for interior or exterior application, overcoat with high hiding latex paint of any color.
YShield Liquid (Cat. #A290-20L) ....... $899.95 per 20 liter pail
YShield Liquid (Cat. #A290-5L) ............ $329.00 per 5 liter pail
YShield Liquid (Cat. #A290-L) ................... $69.95 per liter can
YShield Liquid (Cat. #A290-4oz) .......... $29.95 per 4 ounce can
Paint (liquid) must ship by UPS. Safe for air or ground shipping any time of year.
Ground Kit for Y-Shield
Specially designed for grounding indoor flat surfaces like walls painted with Y-Shield. Provides secure connection. Connect to surface after Y-Shield has dried, but before overcoating. Ground cable included is 40 inches. Includes 25 feet of 1 inch wide conductive tape. Use at least 1 ground per 1000 sq ft of painted surface. For interior use only.