george1098
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a good soil recipe source

howdy yall
im new in the world of bonsai.
i was wondering if anyone could suggest a good source for soil recipes for a variety of tree species that are commonly used as bonsais.

if it helps, i am particularely looking for recipes that would be good for
PYRACANTHA TREES, WEEPING WATTLE TREES, ADANSONIA DIGITATA TREES, DWARF POMEGRANATE TREES and AFRICAN WISTERIA TREES

thanks allot! :D

The Helpful Gardener
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As a general recipe for those types of deciduous trees, I would go 1 part grit, 1 part pine bark, 1 part cocoa mulch, 1 part peat and 1 part compost.
I'd screen that and add a teaspoon of pelleted gypsum and the same of Osmocote (14-14-14, 3 month, 70 degree release) per gallon of soil.

Sounds good?

Scott

opabinia51
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I have posted several soil recipes in the General Section under soil mixes.

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Thanks Opa!

:D

Scott



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