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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: bonsaikc on November 24, 2009, 06:07 PM

Title: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: bonsaikc on November 24, 2009, 06:07 PM
Well, Matt came through again with great little seedlings and more of them than I had paid for! I spent all day Sunday potting them up, over 100 each of jbp and trident maple, plus a handful of others that Matt threw in extra. These will be styled and ready for sale in March. Of 2109.
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: Steven on November 24, 2009, 07:28 PM
HA! I'll have ya beat. Mine will be ready by 2108  :o  They look good Chris. Say what ya charge for me to send mine ya way and pot em up for me?  :P Just kiddin. Mine are potted as well. Sittin here this very moment with a small batch of Carolina Hemlocks seeds gettin ready to be stratified. Test run to see how they do before doin the large batch of seeds. I'm gonna drown in seedlings if all i have to do this time sprouts.
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: bubbafrga on November 24, 2009, 10:53 PM
Looks good ;D
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: John Kirby on November 24, 2009, 11:03 PM
Uh, um, well this is almost December in the prairie- Seedlings in March next time, Matt can hold them. But I love what you have done tt the place, you have it very well organized.

John
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: Don Blackmond on November 25, 2009, 08:23 AM
ready for sale in March. Of 2109.

investing for the future.  Your kids' kids will appreciate your efforts.   ;)
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: MatsuBonsai on November 25, 2009, 07:03 PM
I too have ordered from Matt in the past, and will surely order from him again. 

Louisville has hosted him twice, and each time our club members enjoyed his lecture/demo/workshop.
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: bonsaikc on November 26, 2009, 12:16 AM
I should mention that Matt has offered to double the order of anyone mentioning my name in their order! I certainly wish I had been working on that particular offer!
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: Steven on November 26, 2009, 12:24 AM
LOL. Why didn't ya order yours before I got mine? ;) I could've gotten double  :o <<this isn't the real, serene, intelligent Steven talkin, it's the certifiably insane tree hoarder talkin  :P
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: Kobiespa on December 19, 2011, 03:05 PM
Hi.  I'm new to BSG which is an awesome site!  I just bought some bare root seedlings from Matt.  What a nice guy!  In preparation, will 4" pots work?  Also, what soil mix works best?  I was planning to use:  6 parts turface (akadama substitute), 2 parts pumice, 1 part bark, 1 part sand, 1 part fine lava, and 1 part peat moss.  I appreciate any advice. Thanks.
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: MatsuBonsai on December 19, 2011, 03:23 PM
Welcome to BSG.

Your recipe sounds complicated. I would drop the organics and fine stuff.
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: Kobiespa on December 19, 2011, 03:39 PM
So without organics, do you fertilize this time of year?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: Chrisl on December 21, 2011, 11:23 AM
No fertilizer is necessary as they are dormant.

I too just last week drove down to Matt's to pick mine up.  Matthew is a very nice guy indeed.  He also was very generous and gave me some extras too.  Have them potted up in 2" pots in turface.  Larch, JM, Tridents, and JBPs.  My plan is to put them all in the ground in the spring...I like John's idea of cutting out bottom of containers (I"ll prob use 2 gal instead of 5 gal as my space is limited) and planting the seedling in the pot.  I think planting them over a 4" tile within the pot is a good plan for nebari development.  Leave them alone for 2-3 yrs, pull them out, trim roots and trim for trunk development.  Repeat every 2-3 yrs.  This way, maybe I'll have something in 10-15 yrs or so to begin working on branch development.  But at 50, my hopes aren't high for a "masterpiece".  But it'll be fun just to have something with long term planning.

Chris
Title: Re: Seedlings from Matt Ouwinga
Post by: Kobiespa on December 21, 2011, 01:35 PM
Nice that you are close enough to be able to pick them up. Sounds like you've got a great plan.  I'm constantly playing with soil ingredients so I'll have some seedlings in turface and others with some of what I mentioned in the previous post.  It's a long term project like you said so I'll see what happens.  Cheers!