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automatic watering systems for bonsai?

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No.

Well, mostly not.

using an automatic system for bonsai while living in Arizona. I have not had any terrible experience, and I only used it on trips, but I’ve learned some of its shortcomings and see that others use.

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The reverse osmosis? Bah. I think this is the ticket.

The main reservation, with automatic systems is that each species needs a different care, then each specimen also require slightly different care. Irrigation bonsai is an art. And a system can not manage an art.

An automatic watering bonsai is always a very distant second choice. Watering by hand is always preferable. BUT, a system can be useful for a very specific purpose, for example, with water during the middle of a hot day while you are away at work. Whenever possible, the bonsai of water handy.

There are two arguments that go from here, one for the safety of automatic irrigation systems, if they can be invoked, and another about how well they care for our trees. Nor they are impressive.

Try to avoid relying on automated systems, exclusively. If you need to frequently monitor them, and when someone went on vacation, a neighbor, anyone, to check that it is working while you are away. Too many technical problems make a warning exclusive use, with power outages gone on vacation when the worst (I know more than six people who have lost entire collections in this way).

What are the risks of a health system tree? If invoked, the main problem is that you have some bonsai are with excess water and others are under irrigation, and that this will not be corrected by the system, but could do worse. Some pro / points against:

  • Those of us who irrigate everything thereof as automatic irrigation systems tend not to have some of the bonsai that are weaker or stronger what they should be.
  • younger plants that are not yet bonsai and are of the same species, the same age, in the same soil, and with the same growth targets could be effectively watered with an automatic system.
  • may be useful for busy lifestyles of non RETIRED
  • If you use an automatic system, it constantly.
  • And try to use it only as a supplement to manual watering.
  • and check if there are trees that are not doing well. They may not be receiving water, or may be receiving too. Those who require special care.
Read also:   Making a large incision in a bonsai ficus

how to water Bonsai is something I’ve shied away from talking a lot here, because it is a kind learning-in-person things. Hoses and cans, an expert in the field, thinking that operate them, will give the best results for bonsai.

This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2014/05/31/automatic-watering-systems-for-bonsai/

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