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Kajukid

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what should i do with my pines??
« on: August 30, 2011, 09:28 PM »
i have a couple of starter black pines, should i just let them grow or what??
 

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Re: what should i do with my pines??
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 09:32 PM »
im trying to post pics but its not working
 

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Re: what should i do with my pines??
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011, 09:47 PM »
no it was just taking forever and the pics were too big so i been making them samller...they'll be up in just a min
 

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Re: what should i do with my pines??
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Re: what should i do with my pines??
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2011, 09:58 PM »
Where are located?

First, you'll need to decide what you want to do with them and grow them out accordingly. Shohin?  Chuhin?  Formal upright?

Main thing at this early stage in development is feed (heAvily) and water. If you want movement in the trunks wire it in early.

Lots of good threads about JBP on this site, and lots of knowledgeable people willing to help.
 

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Re: what should i do with my pines??
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2011, 12:49 AM »
Im in California...i dont want shohin...i want them to get big, and have a couple Formal upright...what is good to feed pines with?? and how often should i feed them?? thanks for ur help....
 

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Re: what should i do with my pines??
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2011, 12:51 AM »
I'm always a fan of variety, and I say make one shohin, one chuhin, and massive sumo informal uptight. Or you can make a nice elegant literati. You still got a lots of years of growth ahead of you :) Pines reward those who are patient and use foresight.
 

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Re: what should i do with my pines??
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2011, 12:52 AM »
oh and another thing...i was thinkin about grafting a white pine branch on one of the pines...maybe the first pic or the last pic...dont know yet...when is a good time to graft too? i never grafted but it doesnt look hard..
 

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Re: what should i do with my pines??
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2011, 12:54 AM »
go in the search box and type in "JBP and feeding". There are several very helpful threads with all the info you need.

I feed mine with once a week with miracid (azalea/evergreen feed 1.5 scoops per gallon of water), and use organic rapeseed cakes. They love it.