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The History of OceanGrown™

Ocean Grown Plant Nutrient: OceanGrown, Ocean Solution, organic, plant growth, greenhouse, hydroponics, nutrients, soil, fertilizer, orchards, pastures, plant yields, harvest, crops, aerobic bacteria It is well understood that there are radical health differences between plants and animals found in the sea and those on land. In the ocean, life thrives on a precisely balanced diet of inorganic nutrients while our landlocked environment has been increasingly unable to provide plants and animals with the full compliment of minerals necessary for health and longevity.
In Sea Energy Agriculture, Dr. Maynard Murray makes the following analogy:
“If a soil is like a mine with its myriad of elements, then whenever man tills it, plants crops and in other ways engages in farming, he is for all practical purposes engaged in the business of mining. Like a miner, the farmer breaks the earth with digging tools, but instead of dynamite, he plants seeds to loosen the minerals and elements from their holding matrix. And finally, he carts away his minerals in the form of food rather than ore.”
Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this mining analogy is that farmers, through conventional fertilizer strategies, often only replace three to six of the total number of elements removed from the soil. The failure to understand the importance of all elements and their role in providing complete, balanced nutrition to plants and animals has resulted in an abundance of food that is great in bulk but low in vitality.
Over six to eight days of growth, wheat grass watered with OceanSolution™ develops a balanced complement of health-giving minerals.
What’s the Answer?
Ocean water holds the perfect balance essential for sustaining life. Quantitative analysis of the elements in our blood and those in unadulterated seawater has revealed a strikingly similar profile, including a substantial presence of sodium chloride. It is interesting to note that salt, when in proper balance with other nutrients, is actually beneficial to plant growth.
Enter the Doctor
Beginning in 1936, Dr. Murray began his life long research in sea energy agriculture — how to get the perfect chemistry (consistency, balance and proportion) of the ocean back into the depleted soils. He felt this was the key to proper nutrition, a stronger immune system and a longer, healthier life. Dr. Murray undertook a variety of experiments to determine the secrets of the sea, often wondering why land-based animals suffered from so many forms of chronic disease while sea animals generally enjoy vigorous health.
The difference can be attributed to the superior nutritional qualities at each stage in the oceanic food chain: “a cubic foot of seawater sustains many times more living organisms than its equivalent of soil. Seawater is Earth’s most ancient natural solution…as liquid crystalloid, all Atomic Table elements are in a solution of consistent balance and proportion.”
Dr. Murray began experimenting with seawater as a plant fertilizer, using sea solids (after evaporation) because he was unable to obtain non-toxic coastal ocean water. After a number of control trials and experiments with sea solids, he found that plants and trees flourished without the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Beginning in the 1950s, for more than 30 years, the doctor became intimately involved in hydroponics farming in southwest Florida – built a small farm and experimented further with various plants growing in a solution of sea solids.
Dr. Murray began his trials with sea solids after he started with coastal water that became increasingly toxic and unusable. After some time, OceanGrownTM shifted from using sea solids (in crystallized form) back to an improved, non-toxic OceanSolution™ suitable for all plants. Other benefits of this improved solution includes a proper balance that stays in "solution".


Go Organic 

OceanGrown manufactures a full line of products certified by OMRI for Organic Production.


Greater Yield

When a plant's genetic potential is optimized output will be at its greatest.


Fast Absorption

Ionic solutions allow for instant nutrient uptake via roots or foliage. Nutrients can move up to 10x faster via the foliage then roots.


Disease and Pest Resistance

Given the right nutrition, a plant's immune system becomes more effective at adapting to increased pest and weather pressure.


Direct from the Manufacturer

We offer steep discounts for bulk purchases.


N-P-K Cost Savings

Crops require less macro-nutrients when there is a solid mineral foundation.