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Pines from seeds

Post  giangus on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:26 pm

Hello to all I BC members,
I joint the forum the way I produce pine trees to train pre-bonsai every year from Lotus bonsai studio

The pines are prepared this seaon (January) for March germination, after 2 months of stratification.

Seeds germinated, at this phase, young seedling tend to be infected by fungus, everything need to be clean.

After 3 weeks, I replant each seedling into individuel horticolture pots.

After 2 months, I replant the seedling again in bigger pots to enhance the growth.


Young pines between 1 and 3 years old.


With small pines available, I use them to make kokedama composition, or train them for pre-bonsai later.






Cultivation medium:
I use compost, sand, charcoal, manure, pin barks.



The density of mycorhize indicates the health of the pine


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Re: Pines from seeds

Post  my nellie on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:36 pm

Hi, Giang!
Happy New Year!

Do you use the method of cutting the tap root very early thus making the seedling a cutting?

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Re: Pines from seeds

Post  giangus on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:50 pm

Happy New Year Alexandra.
It's important to leave the seedlings to grow freely at the first stage of its development to accumulate necessary nutriments. In this way, we have a thick trunk base in 3 or 4 years. I later reduce slowly the main root by putting a wire to get to whole root system developed uniformely. Then later, I reduce completely this tap root.

In bonsai production, it depends on the goal of each producer, generally, I let the young trees grow first, then I work on the healthy trees.
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Re: Pines from seeds

Post  appalachianOwl on Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:52 pm

great info/progression, thanks for sharing for sure! am curious, dose the mycorhize occur naturally or is it introduced?

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Re: Pines from seeds

Post  giangus on Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:32 pm

Hi,
When we change the soil of the tree, we keep about 1/4 of its soil for the micro fauna to develop later, speacially pines trees. More than 80% of temperate climate forest trees maintain the symbiotic relationship with the micro fauna.
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