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« Vastaus #20 : Elokuu 07, 2012, 21:08:41 ip »
Duct tape won't stick to anything gritty or wet.  Which pretty much is the definition of plant soil or anything in plant soil. ;)

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« Vastaus #21 : Elokuu 10, 2012, 08:41:43 ap »
Yeah, seems like duct tape isn't the answer to everything. You should get Macgyver there.;D
And some scissors. ::)
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« Vastaus #22 : Elokuu 24, 2012, 20:24:29 ip »
Update on this guy, he's doing well.





Seems to be leaning forwards a bit with the leaf growth so I rotated the pot around 180 degrees to encourage it to grow out the back a bit.  Its going to make an excellent bonchi after it grows a bit bigger and thickens up some more.  May be next year before it becomes really impressive, but I'm exceedingly happy with how its turned out so far.

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« Vastaus #23 : Elokuu 24, 2012, 20:29:36 ip »
Duct tape won't stick to anything gritty or wet.  Which pretty much is the definition of plant soil or anything in plant soil. ;)

A really brutal "tree" :)
-Is it considered cheating pushing needles into plastic ornaments to lift and lock badly behaving roots in place?
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« Vastaus #24 : Elokuu 24, 2012, 20:52:36 ip »
Long as you get the end result you want, there's no such thing as cheating.  ;D

But really, if wiring the branches to twist them into shapes you want is considered part of the process, I don't see why basically doing the same thing with the roots wouldn't also be considered just fine.  My mountain here though is resin, I'd have to drill it to get any pins in there, so I pretty much just let the roots go how they like.  Its not a real tight fight (the plant would fall off the ornament if you untied it and tipped it enough), but it looks good enough for now.

I plan on gluing it down at the top when I do the final chopping at the end of the season just so it will stay in place.

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« Vastaus #25 : Syyskuu 03, 2012, 18:42:01 ip »
I plan on gluing it down at the top when I do the final chopping at the end of the season just so it will stay in place.

Some updates, please!
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« Vastaus #26 : Syyskuu 05, 2012, 21:12:06 ip »
Not much different looking now than it was before.







Just letting it grow however it wants and bulk up as much as it can before the end of the season.  Only doing a little trimming at the very base of the trunk to keep it in shape.

Will most likely remove those two lowest branches altogether when I prune it, but for now they're good for thickening up the main stem.

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« Vastaus #27 : Syyskuu 05, 2012, 22:27:18 ip »
Oh my dear Lord imagine that little fellow a year from now! Have you thought about repotting the plant at some point? Trying to do some research on the subject since I have a few bonchi candidates of my own  ;)

While I'm at it I might just comment on your main project too. Don't you think removing any buds and flowers (and consequently pods of course) would increase your plants' vegetative growth? This is just straight up common sense but the way I see it by doing that you would hasten the thickening of the trunks up a bit.

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« Vastaus #28 : Syyskuu 05, 2012, 22:32:56 ip »
Oh' my God, what have you done! Well done! Are you pro?
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« Vastaus #29 : Syyskuu 06, 2012, 18:38:03 ip »
Oh my dear Lord imagine that little fellow a year from now! Have you thought about repotting the plant at some point? Trying to do some research on the subject since I have a few bonchi candidates of my own  ;)
Bit late to worry about giving it a much bigger pot this time of year.  I could up-pot it, but I've got a month, maybe two before the season is over.  I don't think there is really enough time left for this one to really benefit from the larger pot this year.

Next year I can pot it up some more to encourage bigger growth, thats for sure.
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While I'm at it I might just comment on your main project too. Don't you think removing any buds and flowers (and consequently pods of course) would increase your plants' vegetative growth? This is just straight up common sense but the way I see it by doing that you would hasten the thickening of the trunks up a bit.
Normally yes, but this guy also happens to be my only shot at getting any pods from this particular kind of pepper this year.  Its a 7-Pot Douglah, and its the only one that even reached the flowering stage.  If I don't let it set pods now, I'll have to wait until next year to get any.

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This is officially the first time I have ever done this with roots, and only my second year making bonchi. ;D

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« Vastaus #30 : Syyskuu 06, 2012, 18:39:29 ip »
I'm so jealous! I can't realize that someone can do that kind of. I think I will try to make some bonchi to. Any tips?
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« Vastaus #31 : Syyskuu 07, 2012, 05:55:24 ap »
If you want to do the exposed roots like I did on this one, the trick is to pull the dirt level down very slowly.

Put whatever you want the roots to grow over (like a rock, or in my case an aquarium decoration) and let the plant grow up on top of it for a while.  Then when its big enough, pull the dirt down by about an inch or so (for me it was easier to remove the plant and rinse it off bare root, then repot it each time) and then give it enough time to recover and thicken up the exposed roots.  For mine, it seemed to take about a month each time before it was ready to pull the dirt down again.

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« Vastaus #32 : Syyskuu 07, 2012, 07:01:21 ap »
Thank you
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« Vastaus #33 : Syyskuu 16, 2012, 23:31:40 ip »
Since my season is starting to wind down (forecast for 49F/9.5C degrees on Tuesday), I've started doing the initial bonchi pruning on my Skull Mountain.  Nothing major, just cleaning out the understory a bit by removing side branches and small growth.  I figure that this way it will give the plant time to heal those cuts over without too much stress before I chop the rest of it down here in probably about a month.





And just because I thought that hole in the base of the mountain was a little too big and plain, I made a quick decoration to put in front of it.


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« Vastaus #34 : Syyskuu 17, 2012, 09:51:38 ap »
Looking fine!  :D
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« Vastaus #35 : Syyskuu 17, 2012, 14:22:14 ip »
What's that cool tombstone made of? Just would like to know...
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« Vastaus #36 : Syyskuu 17, 2012, 14:24:30 ip »
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« Vastaus #37 : Syyskuu 17, 2012, 16:23:11 ip »
What's that cool tombstone made of? Just would like to know...
The core is headliner foam (like what is in your car headliner), covered in drywall spackle, sanded, carved, spraypainted, dirty washed, sealed, and put on a pole to make it stand up right.

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« Vastaus #38 : Syyskuu 17, 2012, 18:35:37 ip »
What's that cool tombstone made of? Just would like to know...
The core is headliner foam (like what is in your car headliner), covered in drywall spackle, sanded, carved, spraypainted, dirty washed, sealed, and put on a pole to make it stand up right.

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« Vastaus #39 : Lokakuu 23, 2012, 00:02:58 ap »
Whoops, forgot to update this one.





Had a little trouble with some rust on the leaves, but I seem to have caught it in time to prevent any appreciable damage.