PRLog (Press Release) (../) - Aug. 25, 2012 - Seeds.
These seeds are of the highest quality and come from a very reputable supplier, we do not take the responsibility for seeds not germinating,
We started Fresh Seeds becouse we love tree's and bonsai, I Lee started about 25 years ago with a small pomegranate bonsai wich i killed off by under watering and this got me interested in growing my own from seed as i found it cheaper and more fun in styling it from the start.
Paul my brother started about the same time and was always fascinated with maples mostly Japanese varieties, always on the look out at markets and garden centres.
With over 50 years planting, stratifying, germinating and growing on these tree's between us, we decided to give the opportunity to others at a affordable price of our seeds and the free knowledge we supply with them.
Pre-Order: Your seeds.
Now’s the time to stock up and order all of your seeds. We start shipping starting April – August, and many of our varieties sell out during the Pre-Order stage. So to ensure that you get your favorite seeds this year, order today!
Growing bonsai from seeds
You can grow bonsai trees from seed. It’s a fairly simple procedure where you nurture the seeds into young trees.
Do you enjoy designing bonsai trees? Do you want to start the creative process of bonsai design from the beginning of the tree’s life until its maturity? Well, you can grow bonsai trees from seed. It’s a fairly simple procedure where you nurture the seeds into young trees.How do you grow bonsai from seed? Below are some simple tips for growing bonsai:
1. Get your mature seeds from your best bonsai trees, woods or go to Fresh Seeds.
2. For most trees, with the exception of fruit trees, you’ll store the seeds for future planting. However, fruit tree seeds need to be planted right away.
3. Store seeds in a dark, dry area that has good airflow until February through April when you will plant the seeds.
4. You can plant your seeds directly into the ground if you use an environmentally-
5. Put seeds in the refrigerator for one week before planting them. Next, on the night before you’re ready to plant your seeds, soak them in water. The ripest seeds will sink to the bottom of the container. Those will be the seeds that you’ll be using for planting.
6. You have a wide variety of containers to choose from when it comes to where you’ll plant your bonsai seeds. Just keep in mind that the smaller the container that you use, the more often you’ll have to repot your bonsai to keep the roots from becoming stymied by lack of room in the container. You can use ceramic, terra cotta, old coffee cans, teapots, etc. However, make sure that the planting containers are lined in plastic, and the containers are able to drain water. If you allow the seeds or young roots to sit in water too long, they will rot.
7. Bonsai roots’ health depends on good potting soil. Make sure that the potting soil that you use to plant your seeds is a well-balanced, nutrient-rich potting soil mix to insure root growth and vitality. The first layer of soil in your container should be sand. Next, cover the sand with potting soil.
8. First, use the first knuckle on your index finger to dig holes into the soil. Second, sprinkle seeds into your holes that you made in the soil. After you’re done with the planting, cover the seeds thoroughly with another layer of potting soil.
9. For the first part of the growth phase, the plantings should be kept in a dry, dark, and well-ventilated area. Protect your seedlings with a light netting material or a cotton sheet to keep dust from accumulating on top of the container. You should use a spray bottle to lightly spray the top of your young seeds with water to keep the soil damp. One word of caution: your seeds should not be exposed to direct air, or they will not mature into trees.
In about a month, you’ll start to see your young trees pop out of the soil. At that time, the seedlings should be moved to an area where they’ll receive direct sunlight. And they can be fertilized at this time.
When you trees are fully-grown, you can begin pruning, wiring the tree and its roots, and other bonsai caretaking tasks. As your bonsai continues to mature, you’ll have a sense of accomplishment of raising a bonsai tree from seed.