Re: maybe its already there!

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 24, 2001 at 04:36:57:

In reply to: Re: maybe its already there! posted by Lisa K on August 24, 2001 at 04:01:31:

Well .... to be honest ....

One of the solutions to the difficulties of *freshness* and henna ....
would be to cultivate henna in the USA. You'd need to greenhouse
your plants anytime the temp is below 60F, and the plant won't be
useable for 3 years. So, think "high times" technology, and plan on
doing it for LOVE, not profit.

Then ... as far as I can understand, the cultivation and cropping is
similar to that well know magazine: you have to handpick petioles,
always pruning back and forcing new growth. BUT ... if it seems
worthwhile to do this with the minimum price of wholesale henna power
hovering at $20 per kilo after shipping is added .... perhaps there IS
a market!

Seriously .... if the technologies of *superweed* are applied to henna
... in the nest 2 years, there could be strains of henna growing under
cover in the US that would have wonderful variants of color and
intensity. There's no law against growing henna. There's now law
against selling henna. It's only getting hung up when it's
imported and packaged as a skin colorant (until the FDA gets over
itself...) . Is there a market? Is there the commitment? I have no

Well, you wouldn't get arrested in your underwear, and featured at 6
pm on "Cops". But you could get caught "red-handed".


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