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#41 AndyW

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 12:30 AM

I guess it's about time I start. I'll be using bonchis almost exclusively to overwinter. I don't have the proper pots or anything yet, so right now is mainly prepping for that.

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New graft on it

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I'd love to bonchi this if it survives

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I'm gonna overwinter this anyway, so why not bonchi?

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I'd love to make a baby tree out of this, but it's a big tree and I'm not sure how I could stimulate growth in the lower part and I'm hesitant to chop off well over half of the plant and all of its branching and foliage.

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#42 KAOS

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:53 AM

KAOS the moss might look like it's dying but it almost always comes back. When it starts to darken mist it with a spray bottle. most moss goes into a desiccated dormancy 

 

If you want healthy lush moss spritz it with either rainwater or distilled water (without added sodium) when it dries out. From what i hear tap water isn't great for it

 

Thanks for the info and link Peppa, but moss got chucked. Half survived and half browned away.

 

That is an amazing Bonchi.I love the way that you did the root system. I look forward to seeing updates with peppers on it.

 

Thanks Idaho. I'll post some more pics when she gets some pods ...

 

I guess it's about time I start. I'll be using bonchis almost exclusively to overwinter. I don't have the proper pots or anything yet, so right now is mainly prepping for that.
 

 

Looking good Andy. Some nice plants there. Can't wait to see progress pics.

 

Bad news on my side though and I think it's down to the moss primarily.

Bonchi leaves have started dropping off and others getting spots on them.

The mix I was using was also peat heavy and decided to go back to my tried and trusted combo.

When I repotted the peat mix was quite wet (as expected ?) We learn from our mistakes I guess.

This may have contributed and I'm certain it didn't really help matters.

Right now the plant looks like a cockatoo that's plucked all it's feathers so I will have to nurse it a bit.

 

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:37 PM

Like I said she's not very happy at the moment. Into new soil and gave her a bit of a trim. Let's see if we can nurse Bonchi back to health now....

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:04 AM

Best of luck! I'm attempting one right now.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:07 PM

Wow we need to get a sticky set up solely for bonchi beginners and an info database!

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:38 PM

Ghost Bonchi is a faded memory of happy days long past.

Fiddled too much with soil and roots.

Pulled my Choc Bhutan today and might give this another go.

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#47 Muckyai

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

Love seeing these pics. Wouldn't have thought you could bonsai a chili.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:34 PM

Sorry to hear about the Ghost but I am sure you learned from that experience.

Exciting to see this process and pictures here, looking forward to more!







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