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Ormus for Plants

 
Travis Philp
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Have any of you used Ormus in your watering regime? I know only the basics behind it, and seen some pictoral claims of giant walnuts and oranges. I wanna say it seems like it falls into the 'too good to be true' category but I don't know enough about it to go that far I think.

So my very crude understanding of it is that it is an extract of sea salt using water and lye, and a pH meter to gain the proper pH. (I seem to recall it being 10.7, correct me if I'm wrong)

This extract is used to water plants, and is aparently dramatic in its results for healing sick plants, and (for example) producing walnuts that are bigger than golfballs.
 
                    
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Came across a recipe for plants using seawater and lye - the explanation given makes little sense (lots of alchemy and mysticism and subtle forces), but precipitating sea water with lye might produce a mineral compound that was rich in magnesium, calcium, iodine, and other elements... in the best case scenario, I would think it would be similar to kelp or fish meal. 
 
Leila Rich
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Never heard of the stuff; but I know people that praise the effects of diluted seawater on their soil/plants.
I havn't tried it yet: too wimpy. The sea's just down the road, so maybe it's time...
 
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