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What is OceanGrow Solutions and How Can it Help Your Health and Environment?

Jul 12, 2008
Renegade Water Secrets with John Hartman, CEO of OceanGrown Inc, manufacturer of OceanSolution, a mineral-rich sea solution.

Kevin: Well, let's talk about just Ocean Grown Solution. Can someone just go to the ocean, get a bucket of water, dilute it a little bit and put it on their plants?

John: I wouldn't do it from the coast.

Kevin: Okay.

John: No, and what we do, just so you know, what we do is we go out to sea, we do our concentration process at sea and when we get back to the port, with 20,000 gallons of product, we'll quarantine that batch and we'll send a sample out to an environmental lab in Massachusetts, they look for 70 different pollutants, and we will not package that batch unless that batch comes in with no detectable pollution in those 70 categories. Their detection limit is a half a part per billion. This lab tests everything. They test drinking water supplies. That's the cleanest that they've ever done. Any drinking water supply, any bottled water, will test positively on one of those tests.

Kevin: Right.

John: So what we feed plants is cleaner than any drinking water on the planet.

Kevin: Wow.

John: And we certify it and it's organically certified as well.

Kevin: Wow, well let's talk about this application (1) commercially, and (2) for the homeowner too.

John: Yeah, okay. Depending on your God or what your theology is whoever put this planet together figured out ocean water. Everything that's alive is tied to that proportion, whether it is plants in their chlorophyll, or if you do an ash analysis of living organisms or humans and cattle, you come up with a surprisingly close proportion to sea water assay. So in my mind, it's a road map and it's what everything needs. So commercially what we do, and again, we didn't invent it, we didn't design it, that's not our thing - what our expertise is, our value ad, if you will, as a business, is that we try to make it as affordable to use as possible. We try to instruct people in its proper usage, but the main thing is how you make it economically viable because you can't really tanker sea water to the interior of the country. But our largest customers are in South Dakota and Nebraska. We have a 15,000-acre farm that just ordered a tanker load and just to give people an idea what 15,000 acres is, it's 23 square mile.

Kevin: Wow.

John: Okay, so obviously, it's economic because we can ship it 1500 miles or whatever it is from Florida to South Dakota and it's economic to use to grow commodity crops. I mean, wheat is the lowest margin crop there is, practically, and they use it on their wheat crops, they use it on corn, they use it on soy bean. So, there's nothing - talk about people on a budget, the commodity farmer is on the most strict budget of anybody putting anything into soil, and it's economic.

Kevin: Wow.

John: We can be used in anything from that environment, which is the strictest, if you will, straight though to somebody who has a bigger budget like maybe a homeowner who's just doing a few rows of tomatoes and then all the way to golf courses that spend generally anything up to, I've seen as high as $5,000 an acre, where a commodity farmer is spending maybe $200 an acre.

Kevin: Right, and let me just ask you this. When the commodity farmer is applying something like Ocean Grown, are they just putting that down or are they putting down something else?

John: Typically, it depends if they're organic or chemical farmers, if you will. I need to talk about -- can I take a short side trip?

Kevin: Yes.

John: Okay, what happens is that certain crops have been genetically engineered for all kinds of qualities. It could be for time to grow, for yield, for disease resistance, for different qualities; but one of those qualities that gets engineered in is they just so happen by pure luck, said sarcastically, they need more nitrogen. That's crazy in my mind. Why would you engineer a crop so that it needs more of one of the three things that you sell?

Kevin: Yes.

John: Well, it's kind of silly, but the main thing, and the reason to tell that story, is that sea water not only has the 90 natural elements, it also has three different kinds of aerobic bacteria, one of which is particularly useful to us. It's called nitrobacter. Once it gets established and it comes in our product, but once it gets established, it'll fix about 40 pounds of nitrogen per acre per year. It's a nitrogen-fixing bacterium.

Kevin: Okay.

John: Nitrogen is fixed by other bacteria and also lightning fixes bacteria. That's how most people remember it. Four fifths of the air we breathe is nitrogen, so you can see there's plenty around. It just needs to be fixed and made available.

Kevin: Got you.

John: So typically, to grow a corn crop in the Midwest, they recommend 280 pounds of nitrogen per acre per year. Well, you know, we can get farmers down to 50 pounds of additional nitrogen if you're a chemical farmer because of the nitrogen fixing abilities. There's also phytoplankton in sea water that are beneficial, but just to finish answering your question, chemical farmers will typically use a hybrid application. They'll use OceanSolution to make the plant healthier to make the immune system healthier and then they'll continue to use some of their chemical practices because it's what they're used to and they don't want to go organic and there's no advantage necessarily to go organic.

Kevin: Right.

John: But, if you take the organic farmer, typically what they'll do is they might use a combination of manures, they might use a combination of humic acid, they might use some carbon components, they might use some additional bacteria. But, typically if the soils were healthy in the first place, OceanSolution would be enough. It would be complete.

Kevin: Wow.

John: The way the plants work, by the way, just to briefly give the analogy, is the way we look at sea water is it's like a buffet line for plants, except you bring the buffet to them and they take what they're genetically disposed to take and no more. They don't take that 57th element if they only need 56. And they always take the same 56 if they're a tomato. It's like a buffet line and what they don't take remains in the soil. It's in such a rarified quantity, but there's no risk of accumulating or coming to any toxic levels with the minerals that are put in.

Kevin: You mentioned hydroponics a few times.

John: Yes.

Kevin: Do we need soil?

John: No.

Kevin: Okay.

John: Listen. The way we look at soil from our perspective in our world is that soil provides anchorage for roots. It also provides moisture holding because as soon as roots dry out, the plant is dead, so keeping the roots moist is important and re-hydrating the plant through irrigation or rain. The far more effective and efficient way to feed the plant is through the leaves and so, that would be our preference, but any way will work. Now, in a hydroponic environment, all you need to do is keep the roots wet. When we had a test farm in Fort Myers, we used to grow in 3/4-inch gravel just to demonstrate the fact that soil is of no purpose to us. So what we'd do is flood those beds twice a day, the rocks would hold the moisture and give it anchorage, but basically all the feedings were done through a liquid solution that would flood the roots twice a day. It was enough and sufficient. The only caveat to that is that, again, back to this genetically-engineered seed, as a sole nutrient, that's great for open pollinated seeds - seeds that haven't been in any way tampered with genetically - once you've genetically altered them, then they have different qualities from what was natural to them and they may need more help. Where we think the market is going to end up at the end, just to finish up on the hydroponic thing, ocean - the sea water minerals are perfectly adequate to grow very healthy and complete crops. This yield thing is important because people look at cosmetics when they buy food. They look at size, but it doesn't really equate to its mineral charge and its food value because that's the way you should look at food is if it takes one tomato to satisfy you and replenish your minerals as opposed to 10 depleted ones, you see where I'm going with this?

It's the mineral-dense food that you're after and just going back to wheat grass for a minute, if you drink ocean grown or sea energy agriculture fed wheat grass, literally, you can drink four ounces a day and you will be hard pressed to fit anything else in your body. That's how satisfied - satisfied is not the right word - you just don't feel hungry.

Kevin: Satiated.

John: Yeah, hunger pangs are the body telling you go find some minerals. And that's why you see these three and four hundred pounders going down the aisle at a grocery store constantly hungry, actually starving to death, because they're eating Twinkies or Coca-Cola or whatever they're eating is leaving the body completely hungry for minerals.

Kevin: Yeah and for the homeowner, what does the homeowner have to do? You don't need much of this stuff.

John: No, no. Typically, in our standard application rate, one gallon will do an application, a single application of up to 10 acres.

Kevin: Okay.

John: Once concentrate gallon.

Kevin: Who out there is growing 10 acres of wheat grass, right?

John: Yeah, well funny you should mention that, but there is an outfit called Evergreen Farms up in Ontario, Canada and that's exactly what she does and when you see her rectangular boxes in the whole foods or health food stores...

Kevin: I've seen them, yeah.

John: And in the frozen section. That's what she does. She grows wheat grass outdoors. She grows it full term and then she juices it and freezes it.

Kevin: With OceanGrown Solution it lasts longer, correct?

John: Yes, it will. If you harvest at its peak, like a tomato or a grapefruit, it will double its shelf life un-refrigerated.

Kevin: That's incredible.
About the Author
Kevin Gianni the host of "Renegade Health Show" - a fun and informative daily health show that is changing the perception of health across the world. He is an internationally known health advocate, author, and film consultant. He has helped thousands of people in over 85 countries though online health teleseminars on The Healthiest Year of Your Life. He is also the creator and co-author of "The Busy Person's Fitness Solution."
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