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C02 supplementation

Post  stagz on Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:20 am

just curious if anyone here has used C02 supplementation in their green houses with any significant growth results?

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Post  bonsaisr on Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:58 am

CO2 is used for fast growing herbaceous crops to make them grow a little faster. Most bonsai growers, at least in the US, do not have greenhouses. The growth rate of most bonsai is so slow that adding CO2 would be meaningless.
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Re: C02 supplementation

Post  stagz on Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:17 am

tons of bonsai growers have green houses. in fact every one i know of does.

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Post  drgonzo on Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:09 am

The growth rate of most bonsai is so slow that adding CO2 would be meaningless.
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Re: C02 supplementation

Post  marcus watts on Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:50 pm

i think the greenhouse / polytunnel is one of the most useful bonsai growing tools you can have although injecting co2 probably would not be that beneficial as good air circulation & ventilation is essential to stop moulds and mildews forming - even more so as we have far denser branching and foliage than 'normal' plants.

techniques used for speed growing of various 'green' crops are not going to aid bonsai that often as we want really short nodes, controled steady growth and smaller than average foliage to give a bonsai a mature and aged appearance. Boosting growth too much will lengthen the nodes between leaves, make the fine twigs thicker and potentially make leaves and needles larger, so almost anti-bonsai methods. it does depend what stage the material you are working with is at though, and if you have the stuff to set it up laying around spare i guess.

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Post  stagz on Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:02 pm

figured as much, i had read an article on it and was curious if it had any beneficial aspects for us. i know it is used alot in indoor growing so my mind started wandering with thoughts. thanks guys

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