Bonsai Repotting for Beginners in Harleston
For every bonsai tree, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, restricting further development necessary to support the plant that is growing. An operation of bonsai repotting and root pruning must be completed, to address this issue. It allow the tree to grow vigorously and healthy for several years and will reorganize the root system. Tricks in the next post provides you with an overview on how best to perform bonsai repotting by yourself.
First, you need to test whether it's already the time for bonsai repotting. When the tree continues to be in dormancy, this has to be done every year during early spring. Gradually ease the tree out of its pot and analyze the rootball. It's already the time for bonsai repotting to be executed, in case you see long roots encircling the inner side of the pot or the rootball.
Prepare a fresh pot, in which the tree will likely be planted, or clean the old one. Cover using a plastic mesh, securing it using a bit of wire. Then put a layer of grit on the underside of the pot, on top of it a layer of soil, on which the tree will probably be planted, after which to allow emptying.
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When the pot is prepared, the next part of the bonsai repotting process would be to displace the old earth in the rootball, preferably using chopsticks. Then prune the longest roots with a sharp pair of scissors or shears. Also search for just about any dead, rotting, wounded or infected roots, and remove them too to avoid distributing root rot. Aim to remove up to 1/3 of general root mass.
Finally set the tree inside the prepared pot and tie it with the anchorage wire, to ensure that wind won't rocks it in the coming weeks, when its roots are not yet completely regenerated. Fill the remaining portion of the pot with fresh soil, ensuring that there are no air pockets. Water the compost completely, to help it settle.
With the bonsai repotting operation entire, the tree will now need about six weeks for regeneration. After that, its root system will likely have the ability to develop growing fine feeder roots in a more compact rootball, than what could be performed with roots that are unpruned. This will definitely translate into more essential nutrients feeding your beloved plant, and in effect its improved health, vibrancy along with your enjoyment of its attractiveness.
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