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Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
heinäkuu 10, 2012, 20:26:57 ip
Better pictures from today after I used a watering can to settle the soil down around the roots.  It pulled down more than I thought, which is good because I thought I had accidentally put it right back up even with where it was before I started.



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Bonchi / Vs: My Big Bonchi Project for This Year
heinäkuu 10, 2012, 20:25:44 ip
Odd, I just did a forced reload and it comes up okay for me...
Give it another shot?
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Bonchi / Vs: My Big Bonchi Project for This Year
heinäkuu 10, 2012, 17:29:13 ip
Well, I have either started the final phase of the project, or I have killed all of the peppers involved. I'll let you know in a week or two.



Was pruning the middle leaves off the big two when I realized how lignified they were getting. Lignification = bad for merging and flexibility. It was now or never, and the little one was still too short to avoid being shaded out by the two bigger ones if I left the tops on them. No choice but to top them all and start weaving the new growth together into a nice bush.

They're peppers, they should respond well to aggressive pruning, but it always feels like I'm killing them to do something this drastic, even though I've done it before and they turn out just fine.
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Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
heinäkuu 10, 2012, 04:38:19 ap
Scary mood lighting, or just waited too long for it to cool down out there to take a picture without a flashlight? You decide!



Actually, comparing it to the picture from this morning, I didn't really end up pulling the dirt any further down at all. I did end up repositioning the roots though so that they fan out more. Can also see where I had to tie the trunk to the side of the skull. It always comes loose when I mess around with it. When its all said and done, I'm probably going to superglue it down to the skull. Until then, a bit of twine keeps it in place while I push the roots back closer to the mountain.
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Bonchi / Vs: My Big Bonchi Project for This Year
heinäkuu 09, 2012, 23:12:10 ip
100/38+ degree temperatures (F or C, take your pick) have stunted this one a bit, and we just got the first rain in at least a month, but its still alive.  Couple of flowers on one as well.

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Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
heinäkuu 09, 2012, 23:10:02 ip
You know, I wasn't growing this one to be a bonchi, but damn, it looks too good not to at this point.



Its a perfect trident shape, there is good root growth high up at the soil level that my hose watering over the past month of 100°F+ temps (38°C+) have exposed, and its just begging to be made into one at the end of the season.  I'm going to turn it into one of those 3 layer cloud bonsai (where you have three cloud bunches at different heights).  Can't wait to see how it turns out.

As for the Death Mountain bonsai, its going beautifully.



The roots have thickened nicely, and its about time to pull the soil level down again.
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This was/is up over on the GardenWeb hot pepper board, but its definitely something that needs more exposure, so I'm reposting it around.

Basic jist, ebay only allows feedback to be left for 60 days after purchase, after that the window closes.  Ebay seed sellers take advantage of this by selling large amounts of "rare" seeds knowing full well that by the time anyone can grow one out and discover they've been had, its too late to leave any form of negative feedback or report them for it.

Don't know if it'll do any good or not, but pass it around if you can.
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/increase-the-feedback-time-on-ebay-on-flowers-trees.html
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This was/is up over on the GardenWeb hot pepper board, but its definitely something that needs more exposure, so I'm reposting it around.

Basic jist, ebay only allows feedback to be left for 60 days after purchase, after that the window closes.  Ebay seed sellers take advantage of this by selling large amounts of "rare" seeds knowing full well that by the time anyone can grow one out and discover they've been had, its too late to leave any form of negative feedback or report them for it.

Don't know if it'll do any good or not, but pass it around if you can.
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/increase-the-feedback-time-on-ebay-on-flowers-trees.html
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Bonchi / Vs: Bonchi questions
kesäkuu 21, 2012, 23:40:46 ip
Lainaus käyttäjältä: Toby - kesäkuu 21, 2012, 10:18:28 ap
1. Do the bonchis have to grow in a hydro system? Or is it OK if to grow a bonchi in soil?
I don't grow in hydro, all of my peppers are grown in actual dirt, either in the ground in my garden or in large containers with potting soil.
Lainaus2. How old should the chili be before cutting into a bonchi?
As old as possible.  Plant them as early in Spring as you can get away with without fear of them being killed by frost, grow 'em all summer long, and cut 'em down just before the first winter frost becomes a danger.  The older they are, the bigger and gnarlier they will be, the better bonchi they will make.
Lainaus3. Is there any perfect THE chili? The best choice into growing a bonchi?
Well, there's two main types.

Regular peppers like jalapenos, bell peppers, etc.  Big peppers, meant for eating.  These are generally large plants to support the large fruit, so they make for good "classic" bonsai trees with really thick trunks.  The downside is that if you want your bonchi to have fruit, then you have to worry about it having really big pods on it.  Odds are it won't, and that the pods will be small and stunted, but its something to think about.

The other are the ornamental peppers.  These grow small to start with, so there is much less work involved in making them, and they're generally faster to make as well.  The big ones you have to grow out so they get real big, wait on them to grow some cool roots, none of that applies to ornamentals.  Once its the size you want, you prune it back and you're practically done.  You'll never get the really cool aged old tree look out of one though, because they're just not big enough for it, but they make for cute little lollipop style bonsais.

For a beginner, I would say... whatever pepper you like to eat will be best.

Seriously, just figure out what kind of peppers you like to eat, and grow one of those.  Grow it for the fruit.  Grow it all summer, pick the peppers off it, eat them, enjoy them.  At the end of the season where you'd normally just let winter kill it, dig it up and cut it back instead.  That way, if you screw it up, you still got all summer's worth of yummy peppers to eat.  And if you get it right, you'll have a little windowsill pepper tree that still gives you the kind of peppers you like to eat.
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Bonchi / Vs: My Big Bonchi Project for This Year
kesäkuu 21, 2012, 23:20:46 ip
I got it from one of those seasonal stores that only pop up during October, then sell everything at half price on November 1st.  I think I paid $10 for it.
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Bonchi / Vs: Show your bonchis!
kesäkuu 20, 2012, 17:04:27 ip
I cheated a bit on this one.  I didn't grow it from seed, I was getting something else at my local hardware store/nursery and saw they had an entire flat of these ornamental peppers almost this size.  So, I figured they'd make for quick and easy bonchi and went through them all looking for one that already had a good central trunk.  The fact that this one was so tall was a complete happy accident, as most of it was actually underground until I hosed it off.

You see that knot about half way down the trunk, where it turns from green to white?  All of the white part there down to the roots was underground, it ended up being nearly twice as tall as I thought it would be.  Total happy accident.

Beyond that, it was just a matter of pruning.  Look at what you've got to work with, pick out the branches you want to keep, and cut everything else back.  Don't worry, they're peppers, you can't hurt them by chopping on them.  Then once you get the basic shape with your branches, let it fill back out and then cut it back again.  Then just take off individual leaves that stick out too much and voila, bonchi.

Another good tip, let it grow up big in a pot or the dirt so that it has lots of roots, then chop it's head off.  No, seriously.  If I were to hack every leaf on this one off right now and just leave 3 stubs where the branches used to be, in a week or two it would start filling back in twice as thick again.  Long as the roots are good, you can hack a pepper almost to the ground and it will just come right back twice as bushy as before.
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Bonchi / Vs: Show your bonchis!
kesäkuu 19, 2012, 22:33:57 ip
My first one for this year.





A Masquerade ornamental pepper.
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Bonchi / Vs: My Big Bonchi Project for This Year
kesäkuu 13, 2012, 19:09:40 ip
It's a plastic Halloween decoration I cut down to size with my dremel.
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Bonchi / Vs: My Big Bonchi Project for This Year
kesäkuu 08, 2012, 03:46:19 ap
Update, the big one is still on track.





Its becoming a constant battle with the two bigger ones (they've got a couple weeks head start on the nose pepper) to keep them from shading the little one out.
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Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
kesäkuu 08, 2012, 03:37:59 ap
Ooh yeah, this one was getting along pretty well so I decided it was time to start pulling the dirt down (to encourage it to keep sinking roots), and oh baby is this going to look good when its done.

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Bonchi / Vs: My Big Bonchi Project for This Year
toukokuu 07, 2012, 21:07:40 ip
I am now past the SIDs phase.  Long as nothing horrible happens, I should have some nice healthy peppers to twist together here soon.

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Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
huhtikuu 26, 2012, 18:05:38 ip
Yeah, I'm sprouting pawpaw trees so I needed shade cloth.  Found some close up pictures of exactly what it was and went "Wait a minute, this is just glorified screen door mesh!".

After figuring that out, I just pulled some old mesh out of the utility room, cut some quick sticks to use as supports and made a redneck sunscreen in a couple of minutes.
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Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
huhtikuu 25, 2012, 22:59:39 ip
Its a couple layers of screen door meshing, actually.  I'm using it as shade cloth until the seedling gets bigger.  Its just big enough to cut the direct noon-day sun a bit, help keep from cooking the seedling since it's sitting on top of a big plaster heat sink.
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Bonchi / Vs: My Side Project For the Year
huhtikuu 25, 2012, 22:51:35 ip
What can I say, I love Halloween, and what better decoration than a living one?  ;D
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Bonchi / My Side Project For the Year
huhtikuu 25, 2012, 22:41:47 ip
My main project is the big three pepper merge graft, but who says I can't work on two things at once?



While digging around, I found another aquarium ornament I bought last year and promptly forgot about.  The ornament is this:



I've got a douglah planted right in the crook between the two skull peaks.  As it grows, I'm going to slowly pull the dirt away to reveal the mountain and force it to grow longer roots to stay in contact with the soil down below.  By the end of the season when I'm ready to cut it back, I should (hopefully) have a nice big trunk with craggly roots snaking down the mountainside (and I'll likely direct some into eye sockets and mouths as I go, while keeping the inside of the mountain filled with soil).