Review: Scientists aren’t sure how it works but as long as it does, who cares?
This is the first of my product reviews from 2020’s Garden Press Event and this one intrigued me. I’ll be testing it out this season on a group of potted cannas, some with magnetised water and some with ordinary tap water.
According to its makers, the Ecocamel Plantsurge mimics the effect of thunderstorm rainwater by using magnetic technology to energise water. Field studies and independent plant trials showed that water treated with Plantsurge produced more abundant flowers than tap water, showed increased foliage and stronger, healthier-looking plants.
One trial by Ben Wild, owner of Wild Greens Farm, whose company grows microgreens and edible flowers, noticed that his violas flowered seven days faster with larger petals five weeks after clipping a Plantsurge to his water pipe compared to normal tap water.
Following up on these results, product comparison independent testing company Sow Successful, owned by Chris Wiley, trialled Plantsurge with violas and found the same results – full results are available from email@example.com.
Easy to fit
Plantsurge is easy to fit, just clip it onto a 15mm metal water pipe or plastic garden hose in under 15 seconds – no pipes to cut, no electricity required, no corrosive salts are added to the water system and there are no running costs or maintenance.
If you want to water houseplants, clip it on to the cold-water pipe under your kitchen sink. For outdoor watering, clip to pipe on the outside cold-water tap or a plastic garden hose.
Water will stay magnetised for up to 100 hours, which means you can use it in watering cans or containers.
Units cost £29.95 each, visit www.plantsurge.com.