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Tervehdys, kaksi samaan aikaan sattunutta teknistä muutosta / ongelmaa summa aiheutti vajaan viikon katkon foorumille. Nyt palvelinohjelmisto on jouduttu päivittämään uuteen ja sekä ulkoasu että toiminnallisuus on muuttunut. Toivotttavasti ei ainakaan kovin paljoa huonompaan suuntaan. Odottamattomia ongelmiakin saattaa ilmaantua.

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Bonchi / Vs: 3x bonchi´s
marraskuu 29, 2012, 17:00:54 ip
I would remove the bottom leaves now.

The bigger they get, the bigger the scar they will leave on the trunk when you do finally cut them off.  So unless you plan on having big limbs coming out there forever, remove them while they're little.

Best way is to decide where you you want the bottom of your leaves to be, and then strip everything below that down to the trunk and keep it stripped.  The plant will figure out its not going to work to grow leaves that low and focus higher up after a little while, then you won't have to worry about it as much anymore.
Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
marraskuu 27, 2012, 21:03:48 ip
Update, its finally starting to look like a real bonchi!

Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
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.
Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
syyskuu 17, 2012, 16:23:11 ip
Lainaus käyttäjältä: Toby - syyskuu 17, 2012, 14:22:14 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.
Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
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.

Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
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.
Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
syyskuu 06, 2012, 18:38:03 ip
Lainaus käyttäjältä: exa - 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  ;)
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.
LainausWhile 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.

Lainaus käyttäjältä: ChiliChillailija - syyskuu 05, 2012, 22:32:56 ip
Oh' my God, what have you done! Well done! Are you pro?
This is officially the first time I have ever done this with roots, and only my second year making bonchi. ;D
Bonchi / Vs: My Big Bonchi Project for This Year
syyskuu 05, 2012, 21:13:51 ip
Not much change here.  I put some fertilizer spikes in at the roots that caused some leaf drop, but they quickly got used to it and went back to putting out leaves and ripening pods.

Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
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.
Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
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.
Bonchi / Vs: My Big Bonchi Project for This Year
elokuu 24, 2012, 20:27:38 ip
Frankenpepper is doing well, its even set some pods from what I believe is the left eye socket (which would be 7-Pot Douglahs).

The stem fusing hasn't gone as well as I had hoped, but I've got things tied up together as best I can to bunch it all up and hopefully force some merging.  I may be forced to wait until the end of the season when I prune it back down again to really get to work on shaping and grafting it all together.
Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
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.
Other discussion / A Public Service Announcement
elokuu 24, 2012, 04:39:08 ap
Bonchi / Cloud Tree Bonchi - Starting Out
elokuu 10, 2012, 17:03:41 ip
Going to try shaping this one into an actual cloud tree niwaki bonchi.

I intend to make one nice round cloud blob at the end of each stem for a nice staggered three tiered bonchi.  Would have liked to have staggered the trunks a little more evenly, but thats where the existing growth nodes were, so thats where I cut.  Doesn't do any good to chop the trunks at pleasing places if nothing will grow from those places.
Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
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. ;)
Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
elokuu 07, 2012, 17:17:36 ip
I really wanted that left root to hook around between the two skulls instead of draping over the eyebrow, but nothing I did could make it stay up there.  I tried glue, hot glue, rope, hotgluing the rope, duct tape, nothing worked.  Finally said fine, let the plant win and positioned around that shape instead.
Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
elokuu 07, 2012, 03:37:05 ap
Last pulldown, we are officially down to the base of the mountain.

Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
heinäkuu 25, 2012, 17:59:58 ip
Yeah, not really much to report on here yet.

Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
heinäkuu 25, 2012, 06:34:00 ap
I'll grab some pictures in the morning when its daylight.

Still a couple more weeks until I pull the soil level down again though.
Bonchi / Vs: My Big Bonchi Project for This Year
heinäkuu 16, 2012, 18:25:01 ip
Update, the frankenpepper is alive and well after it's beheading.  Should bush out nicely and give me lots of material to weave together.