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How to make a bonsai from a seed?

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How to make a bonsai from a seed – The bonsai is one of the curiosities of natures most admired by many and that combines the beauty of a plant with patience and labor of man. It is a spectacular combination of human labor with marvelous nature. Make a bonsai is complicated and there are two ways of doing this: – Multiplication sexed, from seed; – The vegetative or asexual multiplication that is carried from a fragment of the plant. Then we will explain how to make a bonsai from a seed.

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How to make a bonsai from a seed – Directions

  1. The first thing we have to do is get some quality seeds, let’s do it from fruits. The best time to harvest the fruit is in November, we will choose the largest and are tightly closed and store it in a cool place until you reach spring.
  2. Once spring arrived, we must open to reach the seed, if they are hard, such as pineapple, an easy way to achieve this is to approach it from a source of gentle heat.
  3. Once opened, give some blows in different directions so that the seeds from detaching itself. We will select the seeds of larger size, leaving the weak or poorly formed and put them to soak for two days to force them out of dormancy of winter.
  4. The type of vessels that we recommend when it comes to seeds to plant bonsai, are a simple plastic strainers that can obtain the low cost of utilities or similar stores, because due to its large number of holes that have, facilitate good oxygenation of roots, that together with a good mix of drainage success is guaranteed 100%.
  5. The soil that gives best results to bonsai is 85% shale 8 mm and 15% ground, but can use any standard mixture. To plant the seeds, make a hole in the ground with a separation of 3 cm, because if we plant the seeds too tight, we run the risk that grow tall and thin from lack of air.
  6. A once planted the seeds of bonsai, we have the water 3 or 4 times a day with no hard water and always in the morning and evening (never noon), placing the pots in the sunniest place possible.
  7. On the eighth day we will see some small leaves trying to leave the land. After 30 days prepare a vitamin combination comprising 1 liter of water, to which we add a splash “Benerva (B1)” that can be obtained in any pharmacy, will with this solution to water every 15 days during the first 2 months.
  8. The following year, in February we have to shape it with wire.
  9. Although it seems is not ready, followed all the steps, notice that the trees have the appearance of a 3 years instead of 1 year. Can give you the desired with the wire that can be used to thicken the trunk style, but with care not to damage it.
  10. The following year in March, we will proceed to the first change of vessel and root pruning.
  11. The first thing will be to clean the ball without fear of dirt, since the actual age of the tree is only one year. Will carefully extract the tree percolator plastic used and we carefully remove the numerous roots that became entangled in the drain holes.
  12. After freeing the land from the clod, prune thicker roots and leave the fine roots pinching those found convenient. In the case of conifers, we should not remove the excess soil as it contains the well-known fungus “Mycorrhiza” and that we will use later. Once pruned the roots, went back to plant trees in the same pot, which should remain for three years, where abundantly lens put organic fertilizer, respecting the months of lethargy and applying techniques thickening of the trunk.
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