Ryan’s Bonsaiclopedia: Germination, Taproot Removal, and Trunk Training – Oh My!

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Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog.

         As I've said before, there is a widespread, primal appeal in watching a seed sprout firsthand. The bonsai community can and should harness this craze for bonsai seeds by informing beginners rather than shaming them for not starting with more established prebonsai material. I hope that through my comprehensive Bonsai-From-Seed Guide, more of you will readers become disciples of our bonsai hobby and more of you will be successful at creating beautiful trees you can enjoy for decades to come.          Last month in my serial Bonsai-From-Seed Guide, I already discussed some basic knowledge about the pros and cons of alternative ways to start a bonsai tree and bonsai seed myths which will hinder your seedling's progress if you aren't armed with the correct knowledge. This week, I'm going to start exposing the step by step, year-by-year methods you will need to employ as you watch your seeds sprout and grow. The transformation of your seeds into the bonsai of your dream won't happen just by waiting, it happens with because of your guiding hands (but yes, also with lots of waiting)!Sections1. Week 1: The Root of All Bonsai2. Week 2: Bonsai Seed Myths3. This Week: Germination, Taproot Removal, and Trunk Training – Oh My!      3A. Before Germinating      3B. Getting Started      3C. Year 0 Plan – Watch Them Go!      3D. Year 1 Plan – Train the Trunks & Trim the Roots!4. Next Time…5. Blog Announcements      5A. Seeds for Sale …

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