Inside a leaf

The stomata

A stoma (plural stomata) is a pore or opening in the epidermis. They form the only openings in the epidermis of the leaf and it is through the stomata that gases move into and out of the leaf. Stomata are common in the plant kingdom and are found in both angiosperm and gymnosperm leaves. In many plant species stomata tend to be more common on the abaxial surface of the leaf than on the adaxial surface.

A stoma and its surrounding cells are called a stomatal complex. The pore is surrounded by two crescent shaped guard cells which control the open and closing of the stoma. In some plant species, additional cells may be differentiated from the ordinary epidermal cells. These are known as accessory cells.

Unlike other epidermal cells, the guard cells contain chloroplasts. Their cell walls which surround the central pore are much thicker than their outer walls. The cellulose microfibrils which make up their walls radiate out around the circumference of the guard cell as indicated in the diagram .


A stomatal complex

The use of sound to stimulate stomata


The developer of “Sonic Bloom," Dan Carlson, had for years studied the lush rain forests of the world in an effort to understand what made optimum plant life. It is common botanical knowledge that all plants have the greatest concentration of “stomata” (pores) on the underside of all leaves. He discovered that Nature has it set up that the birds sing at sunrise and sunset when the breeze comes up as they feed on the insects. This chirping sound dilates (opens) the stomata so that the plants can take in the nutrients, minerals and moisture they need from the air. Thus, plants feed from “the top down” as well as from the soil-root system.

He noticed that where birds were plentiful, the plant life was lush. Where birds were scarce, plant life struggled and was stunted. Over years, he built a simulated “bird chirping box” to use in concert with a special “secret” recipe or organic seaweed-based nutrient spray that home gardeners and commercial growers could use to bring forth the full potential of the particular plant being grown.

The results were astounding! Persimmon farmers were getting first fruit from young trees in 2 years instead of 7 years! Sprouts were being grown in ½ the “normal” time (in about 3 days instead of 6-7) and had a shelf life 2/3 times longer. Apple and grape growers, ginseng, herbal and organic vegetable growers were being rewarded beyond their wildest dreams with abundance of healthy, organic foods with the nutritional value that was present 40 years ago, before our lands were polluted with synthetic, harsh fertilizers and pesticides, and so many songs birds died out.

Corn 14’ high with numerous ears were being grown with Sonic Bloom in the desert with as little as 2” of rain a year. The astounding results go on and on!

Well, I decided to experiment growing coffee and my vegetables with this Sonic Bloom, and to my amazement the trees took on vibrant life that stunned the eyes, and grasshoppers jumped OFF the baby plant (similar to when human bodies are healthy and strong they ward off parasites, germs, bacteria, viruses). Butterfly on a coffee blossom The plants I grew with Sonic Bloom were incredible specimens of healthy plants. All my vegetables brought forth such great abundance and I had much to share with friends and neighbors. And tomatoes tasted like tomatoes used to!

In addition, the black box attracted natural birds and butterflies, and everyone was happy as could be!

I share this story because I so believe in the concept of Sonic Bloom and wish to share it with others so that we may rise to a new level of understanding of what our bodies need in order to maintain vibrant health, and how to grow our plant foods in harmony with Nature and Mother Earth.


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