I think it depends on your specific specimen and plan for it.For better drainage should I add akadama , pumice and lava rock ?
Okay yeah that’s what I thought to I boaight akakdama , lava rock and pumice from eastern leafDO NOT use a pine bark-peat mix for pine bonsai. It stays too wet!
Landscape nurseries use it in deep pots on trees that are intended to be shipped to a tree lot without getting water for a few days then purchased and planted out relatively soon.
For pine bonsai, most use a mixture of akadama, lava and pumice in equal parts.
Yes. Funny how with experience my cheapo ingredients are getting less and less used. I’m really wanting to transition to primarily pumice and lava. I will admit to still using larger particle sized calcined clay and DE mixed in to stretch out my supply though. Trying to pot up large containers for collected material gets very expensive very fast!No such thing as “cheapest” and “best”.
Just don’t.Hey guys. Hope i can use this thread for my question.
Well i am quite new in bonsai. Already read some therads about soil but didnt find info about pine burk mulch. Everybody says it has to be composted. How can i determine if it is or not if on the bag is not written. I am wondering what happen if i use normal pine bark mulch? What problems can show up. I add a picture of the much i found in local store. I gladly ask you for some explanations about that.
I would like to use pine bark and perlite for mugo pines.
Lime stone would be ok as inorganic component instead of granite?
pines grow great in strictly inorganic soil.
I use akadama, pumice, and lava.
Some people refuse to use akadama. Ok, then just use equal parts lava and pumice. Just water more often. Be sure to sieve the mix to assure uniform particle size.
I just recently ordered the public that was on sale and was thinking the same thing. I have a bunch of trees I would like to throw in pots in the spring. All are very pre bonsai but I like the idea of getting them in the correct soil. I was beating adding in extra pumice to cut the mixture a little thinner. I wish I could find a good deal on akadama or lava but I haven't seen anything.Yes. Funny how with experience my cheapo ingredients are getting less and less used. I’m really wanting to transition to primarily pumice and lava. I will admit to still using larger particle sized calcined clay and DE mixed in to stretch out my supply though. Trying to pot up large containers for collected material gets very expensive very fast!
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