New York Times article on Boswellia

7 Responses to “New York Times article on Boswellia”

  1. Jaclyn Tep Says:

    Could there be a issue with the CSS here? I can’t read anything here without highlighting it with the mouse, because it’s all black. I’m using Internet Explorer if it helps.

  2. admin Says:

    Jaclyn, you may read the article form the direct link to NY Times. Here is the link.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/garden/replicating-the-slightly-plantable-gifts-of-the-magi-in-the-garden.html?_r=1&ref=garden

  3. Ellin Beltz Says:

    Great article! Where I live is too cold unfortunately for Boswellia, but what a lovely story to read in the days before the holidays this year. Best wishes to you and your family and I hope you and your plants do fabulously in the New Year!

  4. admin Says:

    Ellin, Thank you for the kind words and your encouragement. Your email and others like your have been my incentive to protect and cultivate this sacred tree.

  5. admin Says:

    Dear Jason Eslamien,

    What a facinating surprise that you are highlighted in the news for caretaking and cultivating Boswellia trees.

    As in most deserts of the world, most CAM plants, do indeed, grow quite slowly.

    But, Park Nobel, in his text “The Cactus Primer” noted that these plants open their stomata just before daybreak

    to collect precious water and carbon dioxide from the dew on their tissues.

    I place a defined nutrient in an pressure tank fitted with a CO2 inlet and foliarly spray my cacti.

    The results are astonishing.

    The plants swell very fast and hold more moisture than any soil based feeding system.

    I use CO2 powered foliar sprays for a myriad of plant types, particularly fruit trees and vines.

    Also, I make Citrate anion based plant foods to mimic root exudate chemistry to augment rapid uptake of plant growth as well.

    Your Boswellia project may benefit from these simple biology based enhancement techniques.

    Good Growing!

    Steven Linder

  6. admin Says:

    Dear Jason,

    If it’s all right with you, may I communicate useful things in knowledge snippets?

    I’m now deaf and physically compromized, since a got smashed by some trucks, eight years ago. I need to make myself useful.

    So, what I now do is continue my life plan, the path of plant physiology applications, just a little bit more slowly, but with fantastic results.

    As I mentioned of Dr. Park Nobel, of UCLA, he did a lot of interesting experiments with cacti and made intriguing observations.

    As with the just-at-daybreak(blue light), genetically driven abrupt CO2 and tissue dew uptake at dawn, Dr. Nobel noted that the cacti grew best at 77 degree F

    days and 59 degree day nights. Learning from this cue, I do this:

    In the early morning, I thoroughly drench(77 F , 0.9 mmho, pH 6 feed) my cactus in the 3,000 sq. ft. greenhouse. As the day progresses, the soil surface dries.

    The greenhouse is well ventilated to remove excess humidity and allows the plants to cool by late afternoon.

    Later at dusk, I place about 5 pounds of dry ice scattered in flats about the greenhouse with ceiling fans to disperse the heavy CO2 sublimate.

    I spray the babies the CO2 enriched mist to aid moisture loss control. I try to mimic shade and water availability of nurse plants in the wild. Again, another Dr. Nobel observation.

    If this pleases you, I’d like to contribute toward optimization of Boswellia culture.

    I value your potential interest in my methods.

    As nature intended,

    Steven Linder

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