The Effects of Magnetism on Bean Plants

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The Effects of Magnetism on Bean Plants
Magnetism has a beneficial effect on plants and help planters grow larger plants faster. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Magnets attract certain metals, exert an attractive or repulsive force on other magnets, and have an effect on electrical conductors and the path of electrically charged particles travelling in free space. Magnets and the fields they create also have an impact on plants, both in the seed and during plant growth and development. A 2007 study by Taiwanese scientists showed that when bean plants were exposed to higher levels of static magnetic fields, the plants grew larger and at a faster rate than without the magnetic fields at warmer temperatures.

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How Seeds Grow

Planted seeds grow with sprouts shooting up and roots going down regardless of the seed's placement in the soil. While scientists believe that plant roots grow toward gravity and most stems grow toward light, there is speculation that strong magnetic fields have an even stronger effect by speeding up their growth rate. There is speculation that Earth's magnetic fields benefit plants by creating an electromagnetic field around the plant that causes the plant to grow taller and faster.

Magnetic Treatment of Seeds

The father of modern biomagnetics, Dr. Albert Roy Davies, received a patent in 1950 for magnetically treating seeds to stimulate plant growth. Magnetic treatment of seeds before sowing allows spending 30 to 50 per cent less on the seed, as germination rates rise substantially by increasing the protein content and improving the speed of growth. Magnetic treatment of seeds also provides an earlier ripening of the harvest. The process of magnetising the seed and the environment leads to bigger, healthier and faster-growing plants, including beans.

Magnetised Water

Experiments show that magnets reduce the surface tension of water and create an optimal environment for root absorption. Water exposed to magnets contains smaller molecules, making them easier to absorb for both humans and plants. Magnetising water stimulates mineral absorption, which helps plants grow taller and stronger. Magnetising water can also decrease the amount of water required for irrigation by increasing water's solubility, helping dissolve nutrients, and helping with penetration of water and nutrients into plant cells.

Promoting Optimum Plant Health

Magnetism functions as a renewable source of energy that enhances the growth of plants. Scientific establishment of the influence of magnetism on the growth of plants occurred for the first time in 1862. During the French chemist's experiments, Louis Pasteur discovered that the Earth's magnetic field had a stimulating effect on fermentation. When gardeners treat seeds and water with magnetic waves, plants use the energy as they grow, enhancing size, colour and overall vitality. Gardeners can now use magnetism within their private homes and gardens to promote the optimum health of plants.

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