Terres et mélanges de terres pour Bonsaï

Terres et mélanges de terres pour Bonsaï

August 16, 2019 15 By William Morgan


Hello YouTube, this is Monsieur Bonsai
Today we speak about soils
First soil for bonsai
Akadama
It’s a Japanese clay soil , red-orange color,
with a hard enough grain that is generally between 2 mm and 1 cm.
The basic soil, is found in all garden centers.
An easy base that meets many uses
It is used for flowers and plants
The Keto is a humus-based soil,
compact, very sticky, very dark,
which will be used to consolidate and for basic mix
Fuji sand is volcanic gravel,
coming from the area of ​​Mount Fuji.
It is found in various sizes.
We can also sift it to obtain the right grain.
River sand is quite common,
it serves draining, we try to use it with a relatively large grain
The fertilizer is obviously often necessary in basic
mixtures for bonsai that need something to eat
The Mizugoke is a dried moss
we will be able to revive it by moistening it
It is used in different mixtures or to build landscapes
For a person who starts bonsai, my advice:
Use 100% of Akadama, with that, no risk.
Let’s see now the first soil mix for bonsai.
We start with the Akadama, 3 units.
One unit of Keto
And one unit of Fuji sand
Add a bit of fertilizer
and mix it
Start by mixing the Fuji sand with keto
to coat the grains with keto
then the whole is mixed
to obtain an aerated soil, drained
but retains moisture
This will be the ideal soil mixture for a leafy tree.
Now let us see the basic mix for Kokedama.
One unit of Akadama
One unit of Fuji sand
And 3 units of Keto
Mix it
Add a bit of fertilizer
and water
And continue to get a very sticky consistency
that allows you to make a ball.
You can prepare your soil mix in advance,
personally I only do that once a month to have reserve.
These mix are to be adapted to suit the trees you want to grow
depending on your location
The humidity, weather, exposure,
are factors not to be overlooked and must be adjusted accordingly.
Again, not a general rule, just try.
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A très bientôt !