Sonic Bloom is a process of feeding the plants through their leaves while special music is being played. Sound wave stimulation has a dramatic effect on plants of all kinds: fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees, vines, and even sprouts! Check out these user experiences from commercial growers, educational researchers, and home gardeners from all around the world, and then decide if Sonic Bloom might be worth a try in your garden.

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alfalfaALFALFA:

Harold Aungst, a Pennsylvania alfalfa grower using Sonic Bloom has won every contest in his county for growth and nutrition, with 29% protein, the most tons per acre and five cuttings instead of three.  He got 7.6 tons/Acre the first year using Sonic Bloom, nearly double the state average of 3.4 tons/Acre. 

The second year that increased to 10 tons/Acre, triple the state average.  Use of Sonic Bloom treated hay resulted in a 30% increase in milk production.

 We’ve had alfalfa, the first cutting here, average about 3 feet tall.  This [third cutting] is pushing 3′ now and we had the same for the second cutting.  You normally would just have maybe 1.5′ alfalfa and it wouldn’t be so healthy. 

We had a test run at Agricultural Days over at Penn State and it tested 29% protein and just about 80% total digestible nutrient [TDN].  The average protein would be anywhere from 19-22 and the average TDN…once you’re above 70 you’re considered high. 

The cows now eat up the stems and all where in other years [not using Sonic Bloom] they’d let them lay.  The cow’s nose is a good barometer of how good the hay is. If you throw down this hay with hay from somebody else’s farm, I’ll guarantee ya they’ll pick this hay every time.

Aaron Zimmerman, a Mennonite farmer found his alfalfa crop increased from 37 bales/acre to 93 bales/acre after using Sonic Bloom.  Farmers in Minnesota using Sonic Bloom on their hay crop during a two-year drought reported harvesting a hay crop when their neighbors were getting nothing.

APPLES:

Wilson Mills of Circle K Apple Orchard in Wisconsin using Sonic Bloom since 1989 gets more fruit, partly because the branches are stronger and more supple, making unnecessary the artificial thinning of the fruit.  This is due, in part, to the 1200% increase in the nutritional uptake of zinc, 400% in iron, 326% in chromium, and 120% in potassium. 
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Apples are larger and mature 2-3 weeks early obtaining a premium price.  An early harvest alone doubles the value of the crop. He doubled his harvest every year for the first 8 years, had triple the normal fruit set and record sugar content

“The state average yield per acre is 290 bushels.  While using Sonic Bloom our average yield per acre has been over 400 bushels per acre.”

“Three weeks before harvest, the sugar content is 12%.  Eight percent is acceptable…. Because we’re three weeks early we’ll be able to get twice the normal price for this apple at the wholesale level.  That alone will pay for the cost of the application of Sonic Bloom.  We have 40 Acres here with 11 different varieties.  All of them will come in 2-3 weeks early this year.” [1996]

 “Our finished fruit when compared with the same varieties from other local orchards averages 10% to 15% higher sugar content….Our fruit hold up longer in storage after harvest than similar fruit from surrounding orchards.  Typically we can maintain good quality apples for over 5 months.”

“We have found that when using the Sonic Bloom stimulus we are able to reduce the recommended volume per acre of chemical by 50% without losing any effectiveness in pest control.”  

“From time to time soil tests and leaf analysis are run on the orchard and in the past 6 years we have not needed to apply any additional nutrients other than Sonic Bloom.”

In 1992, Jo Ann Mahaffey of Stone Ground Farm in Ontario, Canada showed a 50% yield increase over controls even though the latter were close by and received the advantage of sound. “Most impressive to me, was the fact that when these apples [Ida Red] were taken out of C.A. storage in April, we were able to pack out 95% of the test bins.”

Charles Dodge of Melody Farms in Arkansas said, “I have four young apple trees on my property that I planted three years ago.  I don’t care who the experts are – they will all tell you the trees are 7-10 years old! “

blueberriesBERRIES:

Their blueberry bushes grow towards the sound source and are ready for picking 10-14 days earlier than normal, and their flavor is exceptionally sweet.

CAULIFLOWER:

Cauliflower grown with Sonic Bloom are so big that only four will fit in a box designed for 12.

CUCUMBERS:

500 cucumber seeds soaked in a 500-1 solution, serenaded with the Sonic Bloom sound for eight hours before planting matured from seed to harvest in 40 days, producing 7,600 lbs of gourmet cucumbers.  They had to be picked daily over a period of 36 days lest they grow too long to fit the 20 inch packing boxes.

They found that the distance from the sound correlated with a reduction in size.  “These plants were set outside here the same day. cucumbers

What I’d like to point out here is the difference in the size of the growth of these plants as we get away from the sound of the ‘music’ or oscillators in the greenhouse.  As we go down the field here, the farther away we get, the smaller the plants become.”

GINSENG:

Bill Bostwick, a ginseng grower in Wisconsin uses Sonic Bloom to obtain 5,000 lbs/acre, whereas the state average is 1,300 lbs/acre.  He grows plants to five year maturity while most must settle for 3-4 year maturity, because the usual susceptibility to fungal disease is absent in his plants. 

Testing for ginsenoside, the active ingredient in ginger, St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York found that Bill’s ginger yielded over 11% whereas the state average was 6-8%.  With Sonic Bloom treatment, he sells ginger seed for the premium price $50 /lb compared to the normal $8-10 /lb.

His neighbor, Dennis Draeger bought Bill’s seed for his ginseng farm.  “The size of Bill’s seed is what threw me cuz his was twice as big as what I had.  I’ve been having germination problems. 

The germination was twice as good as what I normally had.  Seeing Bill’s garden is what’s made my decision. 

Bill had without a doubt the best garden I’d ever seen.  They were just huge roots, huge plants.  You couldn’t walk more than 10′ into any of his beds cuz it was just solid plants 3′ tall.  And uh, I walked all the way around his garden, I looked for disease. 

I talked to him about what he sprays and when he sprays it.  He doesn’t spray much at all.  Rudamil, he doesn’t hardly use at all.  And that’s what sold me on it.” 

The next year, using Sonic Bloom, Dennis got a ginsenoside report showing 9.89%.  Another neighbor, Rick, began using Sonic Bloom, too, and had 11.27% ginsenoside.

Dan Peters of Champaign Illinois and past president of the Illinois Ginseng Association said, “I think Sonic Bloom is very cost-effective.  As unusual as it is with the sound generator, the system really works.” 

grapesGRAPES:

Lily Hill Farms in Michigan produces grapes for Welch’s.  Penny Kelley reports:  “We used Sonic Bloom on approximately 14 acres of Concord grapes this year [1993] and had a wonderful crop.  We followed your recommended spray schedule and were rewarded with tremendous numbers of buds and a very good bud set.”

Vines that usually produce 80-90 buds per vine produced 150-170.

“The clusters developed well and reached an excellent sugar level approximately 12 days earlier than other grapes in our area.  Due to last year’s cold, wet summer many vineyards suffered from Delayed Bud Syndrome-but not us. 

This year was warm and wet causing overwhelming problems with mildews everywhere but in our vineyards.  The grapes also withstood a number of freezes with temperatures down in the mid-20s.  It was a rough year for many grape growers in the Lake Michigan region but we sailed through every challenge.” 

“Some of the farmers had their crops reduced 30-50%.  I think we had the biggest crop we’ve ever seen. The grapes look like socks on clothesline.  Sonic Bloom seems to do several things.  Grapes hang on in spite of Thamnopsis.

“The cane growth this year was also spectacular.  We have been rewarded with beautiful, healthy, chocolate-colored canes for next year’s crop.  We intend to use Sonic Bloom again and expect another great year for grape growing.”

Australian vineyards report 60-100% increase in yields with brix levels at record highs.

“I’ve seen many benefits. It has cut back 50-100% on water.” 

A New Zealand grower from the South Island reports triple yields of high quality fruit and rapid growth of young vines.  Colin Marshall, a successful organic grape grower in Christchurch , New Zealand , has two year-old plantings loaded with grapes when production is not expected until the fourth year. 

This means two additional seasons of profit instead of expenses.  Varieties that are normally slow growing were developing rapidly and Colin noted that his vines had very little disease since using Sonic Bloom.

MELONS:melons

A Chinchilla, Australia melon grower found that they were still picking melons after six weeks, far beyond the usual 3-4 ‘picks’ per season.  “The crops are healthier, better fruit, more flesh, thinner rind.  It’s unreal!” 

PAPAYAS:

“Papayas 135/tree versus 30.   They were the biggest, sweetest.”

PEPPERS:

Showing a green pepper Ludie Larson said, ” Normally a pepper like this would last 3-5 days in the refrigerator and start getting crinkly.  Sonic Bloom-treated peppers will last about 18 days.”  Bell peppers bear over 50 peppers/plant instead the norm of 4 or 5. 

peppersBarry Gregory is a capsicum (pepper) grower in the south of Auckland.  In 1994, he had to stop the use of Sonic Bloom for a month to rebuild the supports to make them tall enough and strong enough to handle the height of the plant and the weight of the fruit. 

His yields increased over 50% and the plants showed no sign of slowing down, even though it was late in the season and the glasshouses were not heated.  Wherever there was a place for a flower or fruit it was filled. 

The fruit were sweet and quite large.  They were so vigorous that he had to harvest them before they had turned red.  With so many that would quickly turn red he was able to double the price.

PLUMS, NECTARINES, PEACHES:

Santa Rosa Beauty plums are producing 6,000 pounds of fruit on a three year-old tree. Using Sonic Bloom, John Fergusson of Orange, New South Wales, Australia obtained 160% yield increase in plums, 130% yield increase in nectarines, and 100% in apples

All were larger, had increased sugar, and a longer shelf life

In Medowie, New South Wales, Australia Nick Falko smiled and reported, ” I’m a very happy farmer.  I had better fruit all ’round, better color, better flavor.  Sonic Bloom helped prevent fruit drop.  I had a neighbor come along who grows the same varieties that I do. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I showed one of the fruit from that particular variety and it was bigger than normally-two or three sizes bigger.  It was really huge, about 7 ounces.  That’s a large bit of fruit.” 

He obtained such gourmet prices for his gourmet-sized peaches and nectarines that on the profits he quit his job as a prison guard to help his wife beat cancer.

QUINOA:

Gabriel Howearth also grew a single head of quinoa to .3/4 lb, a world record.  Normal is 1/5 lb.  In 1985 his quinoa crop yielded 700 lb/acre, the normal being 300 lb/acre.  In 1987 he produced 1900 lb/acre.

SPROUTS:

At Sprouts Extraordinaire in Longmont, Colorado, alfalfa sprouts soaked in Sonic Bloom and exposed to the sound frequency of the Sonic Bloom system for 72 hours developed an edible body with 1200% increase in weight and a 30-day shelf life, double the norm. 

Ron Mitchell, a sprout grower in Hawaii reports faster maturity and superior sprouts with an incredibly extended shelf life. ” We are getting up to three and a half week shelf life, which is unbelievable.  Lettuces are just great, too. We provide a credit and buy-back offer with our clients, so shelf life is real important to us.”

strawberriesSTRAWBERRIES:

Our strawberries harvest 10-14 days earlier, the strawberries are 30-40% larger.  The sugars have gone up 2-3 brix.  Strawberry flowers normally have 5 petals….we often see flowers with nine.”

“We were judged to have the best garden in all Colorado because of Sonic Bloom.  Sonic Bloom really, really works.  I’m so glad my friend told me about the Sonic Bloom system.  I’m sold on it.”

TOMATOES:

Carolyn Ormsbee of Gardener Supply Company in Burlington, Vermont, established two plots, one at each end of a building to separate the control from sound emanating from the test plots. 

The tomato plants treated with the Sonic Bloom system (sound and foliar spray) produced 195.05 lbs compared to the control that produced 131.75 pounds, a 67% increase in yield

A gathering of ripe tomatoes a month earlier revealed more ripe tomatoes from the treated plants 31.85 lb compared to 22.1 lb untreated.  This shows that there is a 69% earlier maturity in the treated tomatoes.

In 1993, Charles Dodge at Melody Farms, Mountain Home, Arkansas said that they had typically harvested 9,000-10,000 lbs of tomatoes/season from a 4,000 square foot greenhouse. tomatoes

Now with Sonic Bloom treatment the harvest averages 19,000 lb/season, about 100% increase in yield.  The shelf life is twice as long as before, sometimes three times as long. “People come from far distances to purchase my tomatoes and, I might add, I get similar taste praise for my cucumbers and blueberries as well.” 

“I started in either 1984 or 1985….I use Sonic Bloom on all my tomatoes as well as all my cucumbers and blueberries.  In fact, I use it on some of the trees on my property too.”

Suckers, the shoot between the main stem and a lateral branch, are normally sterile.  With Sonic Bloom-treatment the sucker would be fully rooted in 10-12 days and in full production 45-55 days later.  From seed, these tomatoes normally mature in 90 days. 

Using Sonic Bloom to help them produce their tomatoes from suckers rather than seed accelerates their production schedule by 23-35 days and eliminates the cost of seed.

This method of growing tomatoes produces plants 7-9 feet tall producing 400-600 tomatoes per plant, often with double tomatoes per ‘hand.’….Everyone who gardens without Sonic Bloom is working against themselves — tomatoes included!”

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