2019 Seed Blessing Experiment - Experiment Results and Discussion

I want to start off by giving a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Seed Blessing experiment!

We live to learn and explore, and these types of experiments are quickly growing to be one of our favorite ways of bringing our community together.

The experiments done this spring were the second of 2 Seed Blessing experiments that we’ve held so far. While we have yet to gather solid evidence of an effect, we have learned a lot in the process (which is the most important part anyways, right? 😄 ).

None of us are true scientists, so almost inevitably, we’ve run into several hiccups along the way that have skewed our results during both Seed Blessing experiments.

During the 1st Seed Blessing, we learned exactly how sensitive seedlings are to even the slightest variation in light. A small amount of light, reflected off a nearby wall, was all it took for that side of the trays to outpace the others in every test . . .

It also proved to be difficult to get exact measurements of sprawling little bean seedlings . . .

Taking what we learned from the 1st experiment, we took steps to ensure that light was distributed evenly with the use of a florescent grow light placed about 8 inches above the top of the pots. While we know that the seedlings don’t need light during their first week or so of growth, they certainly do still respond to it. This direct light, run on a 12 on/12 off timer, ensured they all received an equal amount while also cancelling out the effects of any ambient light.

A monocot type seed was also chosen to make measuring a “straight” forward process. 😋

Before the official experiments, we ran several test runs between barley vs. wheat seeds. Due to their quick germination time, we choose an organic hard red wheat seed to work with.

Ruth and I carefully measured out the equal amounts of soil and water that each pot received. With two seeds planted per pot, each carefully planted at the exact recommended depth. We also took care to orient each seed so the radicle would face downward and the leaf would grow straight up. Measurements were taken by snipping the seedlings exactly at the level of the pot rim.


Though not perfect nor exactly we were hoping for, we’re very happy to share our results and what we learned from this Seed Blessing experiment.


Week #1

Planted: 4/26/2019

Blessed: 4/27/2019

Measured: 5/3/2019

Trays immediately after planting -

 5/3/2019 Growth results –

Notes: There was an obvious “stair-step” in the growth rates of this first test. There were no noticeable differences that we could tell about the environment of the room where this 1st test tray was placed.. Our best guess was possibly more airflow was getting to one side of the tray than the other. Based on our observations, we chose a different room to place the 2nd tray in where they would be 100% undisturbed during the entire growth week.


Week #2

Planted: 5/3/2019

Blessed: 5/4/2019

Measured: 5/10/2019

Trays immediately after planting -

 5/10/2019 Growth results –

Notes: As soon as we saw this tray, we knew we had done something wrong... 😓 Prior to planting this set, it had rained for a week straight up here in North Texas. Our soil was measuring heavier than it had in the previous test, meaning that it was retaining much more moisture already, but we failed to lessen the amount of added water to compensate. Which lead to this tray being over watered and very obviously affecting the growth and germination rates. Even still, it was interesting to see exactly how drastic of an effect just a little too much water had.   


Week #3

Planted: 5/10/2019

Blessed: 5/11/2019

Measured: 5/17/2019

Trays immediately after planting -

5/17/2019 Growth results –

Notes: On this 3rd and final test, we finally had all the hiccups sorted out in the growing environment. Though small, this is also the first test that appears to show some results as we expected too! 🙏 We certainly cannot call this one conclusive, but it was very encouraging to see some possible results from our Blessings once the human-errors became less of a factor.

Interesting Side-Note: Ruth kept this set growing after the official measurements were taken. Mostly to see how they would fare after being snipped, but we also noticed that the growth of the 3rd (blessed) tray continued to be faster than the other two. By the end of the following week, those in tray 3 were at least an inch taller. We can’t include these results “officially” but it was interesting to see none the less.  



While we have not yet proven if blessing seeds has a measurable effect on seedling growth rates, we have gained much experience in how to run these types of tests, and are encouraged to continue our investigations.

Marjory has set herself to the task of creating a perfectly controlled testing area at her home in Colorado. With everything that we’ve learn from the previous experiments, we’re hoping to have all the environmental factors dialed in now.

There are many plans for further experiments of the Seed Blessing hypothesis and many other future experiment ideas that we’re tossing around.

Consider these a continual community project! We’d love to hear your thoughts on this set of tests and any ideas you may have for future questions we can try to answer!

Please do comment below if you love these experiments as much as we do and let us know your thoughts, questions, or ideas for future projects like this.

Thank you again to everyone who participated!

Bless you all and may your seedlings grow tall! 😉🌿


  • Grammyprepper
    Grammyprepper Posts: 168 ✭✭✭

    I think you guys payed a lot of attention to the growing issues, and may well have gotten that aspect worked out.

    I am no scientist either, but some things to consider going forward, and I will likely use the word 'pray' interchangeable with 'bless':

    A 'control' set, outside of the trays in the experiment but under the exact same conditions

    Perhaps a tray that gets a 'blessing' at a set time once a week, versus a tray that gets a daily blessing at a set time.

    A group of volunteers who pray for a specific tray, a group of volunteers who pray for a group of trays, a group of volunteers who will look at the trays but offer no specific intention, the variables are many.

    Separate a verbal blessing from an 'intention'. Separate a verbal blessing from one including musical tones. Add an 'intention' with musical tones.

    There are so many variables that can be tested. I look forward to continuing to be a part of this experiment!

  • Ruth Ann Reyes
    Ruth Ann Reyes Posts: 576 admin

    Thanks for all of that @Grammyprepper !!! All solid advice. You know what I was wondering. What if we did a live zoom call, instead of sending an e-mail w/ an audio meditation? I really think that could be very powerful!

  • RyanCarson
    RyanCarson Posts: 2 ✭✭✭

    I would be curious to see results if you experiment with structured water. I know that it benefits humans to drink it so it must help plant health in some way. Another potential experiment would be to incorporate scalar energy waves from orgonite.