smurf
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well yes i mean re-potting sorry for the confusion
i want to re-pot and like you said i have time so i just want to get everything prepared like i want to get some soil and what would you recommend for soil i have heard of small pine bark chips works or someting that isnt actually dirt
and maybe get a pot i don't really need one but maybe one with multiple holes because the one i have now has only one hole

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As for soil, you want a mostly inorganic mix, i know some people use pine bark, others don't. It should consist of large particles, which provide for good aeration and drainage. For info on soil, see these two stickys

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3422

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3423

I would buy a pre made mix, and then maybe do research later on if you want to make your own recipie.

On drainage hole should be fine, keep in mind though, most bonsai are planted in training pots first, which are usually larger than the pot the finished bonsai will go in. It's up to you really, thought, more pots can never hurt 8)

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Not a beat was missed but I still say....

My turn:!:

{Sorry guys was out of town for a few days}
JoeLewko wrote:As for soil, you want a mostly inorganic mix, I know some people use pine bark, others don't.


Just to avoid confusion:

Pine bark is an organic component for bonsai soil.

BTW Joe, Petra posted those exact links already. :? :P :lol:

ynot

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does anyone happen to know a place online where i could buy good soil and pots?

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smurf wrote:does anyone happen to know a place online where I could buy good soil and pots?
There are several good places online for soil, This is for your Juniper correct? [Keep in mind that I mix my own so I have no direct experience with any of these products].

What type of pots? bonsai pots, training pots?

Check these sites for soil options [There are many]

https://www.hollowcreekbonsai.com/productCat25273.ctlg
https://www.dallasbonsai.com/store/fujiyama_potting_medium.html
https://www.brusselsbonsai.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/BonsaiSoil.html

Take a look at this page: https://www.gsbf-bonsai.org/

It has a list of California Bonsai Clubs some of which may be close to you.

They may be able to provide you with the name of a bonsai retailer that is local and will save you some shipping. Consider joining a club if one is local to you.

ynot
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BTW Joe, Petra posted those exact links already.
:!: How did i miss that :?: Sorry for the confusion :lol:

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If you are eventualy interested in mixing your own soil then try here https://www.shadysidebonsai.com/id63.html
they also have ready made mixes and lots of great bonsai pots too!

Tom

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just to remind everyone my tree is a japenese juniper and i am not sure weather the pot is a bonsai pot or a training pot

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smurf wrote: I am not sure weather the pot is a bonsai pot or a training pot
I am confused, I thought you were shopping for a pot?

Which do you want? Or need? [Training or Bonsai]

ynot

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thats the thing i don't know what kind of pot i have right now i think it is just a regular bonsai pot

well i am going to buy a new pot anyways

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smurf wrote:thats the thing I don't know what kind of pot I have right now I think it is just a regular bonsai pot

well I am going to buy a new pot anyways
Oh OK.

As it sits, It's in a bonsai pot at the moment.

There is no requirement to change the pot, It's really a non-issue.

Is there something specific that concerns you about the current pot?

ynot

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no i just want to get another pot thats all

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