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scottroxburgh

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Re: JWP from seed
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2012, 05:40 AM »
...Losing only trees growing in Akadama puzzles me! Could it possibly be due to watering the trees?
Has anyone thougts on that?

Dick

I have only had limited experience with JWP, but perhaps you are watering too much?

The soil of the dead seedlings looks fairly wet?
 

Tim Gardner

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Re: JWP from seed
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2012, 02:21 PM »
...Losing only trees growing in Akadama puzzles me! Could it possibly be due to watering the trees?
Has anyone thougts on that?

Dick

I have only had limited experience with JWP, but perhaps you are watering too much?

The soil of the dead seedlings looks fairly wet?

Akadama holds more moisture. Try a mix of Akadama and pumice, or lava. You could use all three. If one of the two are  available use 1 part Akadama to 2 parts pumice/lava.
 

Dirk

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Re: JWP from seed
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2012, 02:26 PM »
Tim and Scot,
Between my last post and now I culled out three more seedlings.
That has left me with 7 out of 14 seedlings from last fall.
The last three of then were in Cat litter. So out of the last seven culled out seedlings there were 4 in Akadama and 3 in Catlitter. I call that a draw???

Now I'm using for my itoigawa cuttings Akadama, Lava and Pumice in equal parts. I like the looks of this mix and I'm confident that this mix is good. My cuttings are doing well anyway.
I did not like the looks of the mix with catlitter. Allthough especially (field)maples grew incredible fast in this mix.

So, losing 7 seedlings is probably not due to using Akadama or not. Maybe everything stayed to wet, maybe the severe frosts we had in February (down to -20 degrees Celsius) was to much.

Well, my next posts about these seedlings will be when they are Bonsai. It's a Bonsai forum after all.

Dick