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Thomas J.

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JBP Shohin - Lucked Out With This one
« on: October 13, 2010, 10:34 PM »
I purchased this little guy back in 2003 and back then I didn't have a clue as to what to do with with JBP. I guess I was hoping it would all work out in the end. It really wouldn't have worked out though had I not started buying some high dollar JBPs in 2007 and force me into taking care of them the right way by taking some classes both for summer and fall work. The third pic is shown at purchase, the second was taken shortly after the first repotting, and the first one tonight. I think I need a new pot
though. ;D
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Jerry Norbury

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Re: JBP Shohin - Lucked Out With This one
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 02:15 AM »
Great transform.

It looks like the lower left branch is quite a bit shorter than it was - implying that it back-budded; is this the case?
 

Thomas J.

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Re: JBP Shohin - Lucked Out With This one
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 01:24 PM »
That's correct Jerry. For someone who didn't have a clue for the first 4 yrs with this guy, I must admit it's come along really well. Of course I giving most of the credit to the last 3 yrs when I finally got my act together. :D
 

Jerry Norbury

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Re: JBP Shohin - Lucked Out With This one
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 01:44 PM »
Then I'd like the blow by blow account please, if that's not too much trouble...

What did you do in spring, when did you leave it to grow, when did you wire etc The Full Monty.
 

Thomas J.

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Re: JBP Shohin - Lucked Out With This one
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 04:47 PM »
Before 2007 I can't really remember what all I did except for repotting during the late winter and when the candles started pushing up I would use the method of twisting half the candle off. In 2007 I learned Boons way which works out very well for me since most of my JBPs are pretty much finished.

With that process, after repotting in late winter, you wait about 6 wks to begin fertilizing. When fertilizing begins start out light for a few weeks and then really go after it once the new candles begin to break bud. I fertilize heavy until early June and allow about 3 wks before I start my decandleing in early and mid July. Those are the times for my area, it won't be the same for northern climates which is probably 4 to 6 wks ahead of me. My new buds will begin to appear exactly 10 days after the decandleing. All the time my trees are in full sun even at 105 deg which it often gets here in the summer.

I'm now anticipating the fall work which will be done in mid Oct. til mid Nov. for me. During that time from decandeling til fall I will be fertilizing but not as heavy as in the spring.

In the fall I will start removing last years old needles and start balancing the new growth by leaving  3 sets of needles on top, about 4 or 5 sets in the middle, and around 7 or 8 sets at the bottom.  At this time I will also do any pruning and all of my wiring or rewiring. Since it's still quite warm here in mid Oct. I will wait until late Nov. to do any heavy pruning just in case the sap is still flowing. It should pretty much stop by mid Nov.

After that in just a few months I get to start it all over again. :)

I hope this helps Jerry ;)
 

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Re: JBP Shohin - Lucked Out With This one
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 05:32 PM »
Great thanks.
 

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Re: JBP Shohin - Lucked Out With This one
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 02:26 AM »
good job John,
it has nice and uniform length needles through out.  and it looks pretty.