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A better T bag

Post  marcus watts on Fri May 18, 2012 4:38 pm

Hi,

Like several growers I was playing about with fillable Tea Bags to contain my various fertiliser concoctions but was finding a few drawbacks from the actual limitations of the bag, so we looked to find a way of improving the method and came up with these....Bonsai Bags Very Happy
The story is written up here.... ]Fertilising made easy on the blog, but here are a few pictures of the bags in action.




things have been going really well, and they are not getting pinched by creatures either - partly the colour helps them blend in, and the loops are strong enough if they need to be tied on.

cheers Marcus

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Re: A better T bag

Post  sunip on Fri May 18, 2012 5:55 pm

Hello Marcus.
I red about somebody using nylon woman stockings for this.
Sunip Wink

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Re: A better T bag

Post  marcus watts on Fri May 18, 2012 7:21 pm

sunip wrote:Hello Marcus.
I red about somebody using nylon woman stockings for this.
Sunip Wink

that must be the guys from the phillipeans - their trees are huge Very Happy - do you think they use both legs? - Jun is into high heels too - there is a pattern forming here cheers

the stocking mesh would be a good size but these are proper machined bags with drawstring cords so a bit neater and user friendly, plus they are easy to shake out the spent feed and refill to use again.

Cheers

Marcus

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Re: A better T bag

Post  sunip on Fri May 18, 2012 8:28 pm

[quote="marcus watts"]
that must be the guys from the phillipeans - their trees are huge Very Happy - do you think they use both legs? - Jun is into high heels too - there is a pattern forming here cheers
Hello Marcus,
Wow, you think Jun as well??
Where would a complete stocking full of feeder mix bring those tropical trees in a few months i ask myself?

Anyway this guy is from the Netherlands.
He cuts the stockings into pieces, fills them with his own mixed feeder for a particular tree and ties it together.
You got flat cakes on the surface which are easy to remove wen necessary.
The stocking mesh is indeed good for a lot of things and cheap.
Sunip Wink



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Re: A better T bag

Post  marcus watts on Fri May 18, 2012 10:22 pm

hi,

i used to use the cakes, and for a year made my own, but I now feel they are much too slow to start releasing feed - I think it takes quite a few weeks for the cakes to start bacterially breaking down as they are remaining as a hard solid lump due to the water is not penetrating them properly. This is wasted time when the fertiliser should be feeding the tree.

I now like using a bag as it lets you put any fertiliser or combination of fertilisers, trace elements and additives together - it lets me feed specific combinations to individual trees... if i want to acidify the soil a little the bag contents can be tailored to suit. If a leafy tree needs a little more nitrogen in with the normal feed it is easy to do, a flowering tree can be fed to suit etc. It is just a good way to be in more control of what you feed.

cheers Marcus

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Re: A better T bag

Post  Guest on Sat May 19, 2012 12:57 am

marcus watts wrote:
sunip wrote:Hello Marcus.
I red about somebody using nylon woman stockings for this.
Sunip Wink

that must be the guys from the phillipeans - their trees are huge Very Happy - do you think they use both legs? - Jun is into high heels too - there is a pattern forming here cheers


Cheers

Marcus

....Equal rights Marcus. Always fight for equal rights. queen queen ...I mean for the rights to use different techniques in bonsai. king




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Re: A better T bag

Post  marcus watts on Sat May 19, 2012 7:50 am

too true Jun - its the only way to move forward and not be 'stuck in a rut' Very Happy Idea

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Re: A better T bag

Post  Fore on Sat May 19, 2012 2:07 pm

Nice work Marcus doing your due diligence on finding a reusable bag that doesn't disintegrate as well.

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