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Not the Yose-Ue of the parking lot vendors but impossibly small trees from a seed or perhaps a twig.

In the world of Cactus it is the done thing for persons of 80 years plus to sow seeds of the choicest most slow growing plants every year without fail as the thrill of seed raising never goes away.

But from what i can see of Bonsai land it's the poor ignorants who would sow seed,the preserve of peasant farmers or small children and the birds.

Why is there so little excitement expressed about choosing next years seed from the catalogues?

Why not plant a few seeds next year?
 

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In the time of mud spooned rodents, blue sun falls oily upon the gyre.

Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!
 

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Join in we must, but then came an epiffany, gause, tape, and boo boos.

Awhight. bUT JUST BECAUSE IT IS wEDNESDAY.

fLAX SEED OIL IN THE MORNING, MEANS GOOD sit down tonight.:eek:

Do you like seeded or un seeded rye?
 
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It all makes sense if you have a couple of belts of Scotch.........:D

keep it green,
Harry
 

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I guess I'll never get it then, I don't drink.
 

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Plant,

It's a joke about the post--look up "gibberish"
 

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There is a techique to a satisfying seed rearing experience.

Buy more than you need or could possibly deal with.

Sow them all without regard to spacing.

Leave them exposed to your elements.

Thrill as they germinate.

Observe small forests emerging and segregate any barren seed trays.

Choose to pot on as a clump or individually.

Throw any soil remaining onto a patch of earth,the barren seed trays contents also go here.

Water and feed your beauties,examine the patch of earth for signs of life.

Pinch out the tips and later extend the growing season with a cold frame or greenhouse.

Buy new all different seed for next year and in the spring keep an eye on your patch of earth for last years seed that didn't do anything.

Continue yearly.

The patch of earth is important.
 

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There is a techique to a satisfying seed rearing experience.

Buy more than you need or could possibly deal with.

Sow them all without regard to spacing.

Leave them exposed to your elements.

Thrill as they germinate.

Observe small forests emerging and segregate any barren seed trays.

Choose to pot on as a clump or individually.

Throw any soil remaining onto a patch of earth,the barren seed trays contents also go here.

Water and feed your beauties,examine the patch of earth for signs of life.

Pinch out the tips and later extend the growing season with a cold frame or greenhouse.

Buy new all different seed for next year and in the spring keep an eye on your patch of earth for last years seed that didn't do anything.

Continue yearly.

The patch of earth is important.

In the bulb planting world it's called "naturalizing"

In the bonsai world it's called casting seed without "artistic" forethought.


....but you knew that, right....
 

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It is obvious you have never grown a bonsai from seed. It is NOT simply casting seed into the ground and hoping for the best--unless you want a bunch of uninteresting gunbarrel character seedlings in a decade.

The Japanese don't grow from seed that way. They work seedlings continually for decades to produce trees.

The roots are as important, possibly more important, that the branching. A good bonsai trunk hardly springs spontaneously in a cultivated seedling. Such seedlings do not "weather" into artistically shaped trunks. That takes work on someone's part.

It may be "enjoyment" for some, but the laissez faire approach to growing bonsai from seeds is about as satisfying as watching grass grow.
 

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It is obvious you have never grown a bonsai from seed. It is NOT simply casting seed into the ground and hoping for the best--unless you want a bunch of uninteresting gunbarrel character seedlings in a decade.

The Japanese don't grow from seed that way. They work seedlings continually for decades to produce trees.

The roots are as important, possibly more important, that the branching. A good bonsai trunk hardly springs spontaneously in a cultivated seedling. Such seedlings do not "weather" into artistically shaped trunks. That takes work on someone's part.

It may be "enjoyment" for some, but the laissez faire approach to growing bonsai from seeds is about as satisfying as watching grass grow.


I think I said that.....
 

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I came up with a solution to the problem of poncing about with seeds,they were not grateful.

You need to explain "poncing". Is that prancing about with your hands flying willy nilly in the air like a clown?
 

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Example: Silly Willy was seen poncing about in the HD garden center.
 

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