I am a complete novice in the practice sense of bonsai but I've done a fair amount of reading. The issue is a planted a number of red maple seeds (want to start a bonsai from seed) mid to late summer (I live in Maryland) in peat pots. I left them outside and nothing happened for 3 or 4 months and I got ready start over and found a number of seeds had sprouted and it was early December. The upshot is I transplanted two survivors to small clay pots and I am keeping them in the garage, temperature is probably 10 to 15 degrees warmer than outside. The plants are thriving, so my question is, is there anything I should do at this point to encourage lateral root growth or anything for that matter? I've read, do nothing until the second year. Any thoughts would be appreciated.