Pond Basket Question

FrankP999

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Those of you who grow in pond baskets, do you find it necessary to line the basket with screen mesh or someother lining material? I was wondering if the openings in pond baskets are too large and allow bonsai soil to fall thru. Thanks



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No inner lining, I just use the baskets as they are, only the fines escape.



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I think if you are using soil that is fine enough to be washed out of a pond basket, it is too fine. There are a million different bonsai soil recipes, but all agree on one common attribute - the soil must be grainy, gritty, and rough. It should allow water to pass through without becoming waterlogged, and should allow oxygen to enter the soil, thereby preventing anaerobic conditions.
 

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Just the baskets as they are. I only wish I would have been doing that years ago.
 
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