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PostSubject: what type of soil you are using ?   Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:25 am

hi to all ,
i want to know what type of soils our members are using,which materials they are using and what ratio,
please provide info and pics if available so that we can get some ideas about soil.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Mon May 17, 2010 12:14 pm

coconut ki jagha rice husk(chawalo ka chilka) istamal kar sakte hain
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Mon May 17, 2010 3:27 pm

salman welcome to pak Bonsai.
i will not suggest you to use rice husk.
the best thing is to use compost/leaf mould as ratio in bonsai soil.
but if you are unable to have compost you can use coconut husk.
but never use rice husk.
reason:
if you will use rice husk it will start to decompost after some time and during the process of decomposting it will also compost your plants roots,and result will be the death of a tree,
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Mon May 17, 2010 6:52 pm

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coconut husk is vary expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Tue May 18, 2010 8:48 am

why not you make compost...its free ?
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Tue May 18, 2010 10:57 am

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compost ke saath bhalo miti(sandy cly) bhi istamaal karna hogi.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Tue May 18, 2010 4:48 pm

in some cases you need to mix soil in it,for this you need to know the requirements nature and needs of every plants.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:35 pm

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compost , grit in ke ilawa soil main kya istamaal karna ho ga.sand or bhalu miti
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:00 pm

salman wrote:
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compost , grit in ke ilawa soil main kya istamaal karna ho ga.sand or bhalu miti
for which plant you need to make soil.....
and the Bhalu Miti is actually Bhal, and in English its called Silt
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:31 pm

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plants is ficus junipur.silt ki jagha kya istamaal karon.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:20 pm

Majeed bhai i want to ask you that are alluvium and silt one and the same thing? secondly I don't used any compost and other things in my bonsai but its still alive and its almost 10 years old. After reading here about compost i made it for the first time and add it in my plants.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:22 pm

alluvium is different than silt, alluvium is mixture where as silt is its part.i hope you understand it better now.
to keep plants live for years and years you need to add compost or leaf mold in soil.in compost roots thrive more than ordinary garden soil.bonsai soil should have good drainage and ratio of oxygen in it,which ordinary soil lakes,where as bonsai soil have it.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:25 pm

salman wrote:
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plants is ficus junipur.silt ki jagha kya istamaal karon.
junipers are difficult to survive in our areas,they can do good in northern areas, so dont have much experience about them.
for ficus please use 40-40-20 compost ,silt and gravel.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:03 pm

Ready made bonsai soil is not available in Pakistan. I am using a mixture of compost and clay in 50:50 ratio and add pieces of tree bark to have better drainage.It is working well.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:19 am

Muhammad Ajmal wrote:
Ready made bonsai soil is not available in Pakistan. I am using a mixture of compost and clay in 50:50 ratio and add pieces of tree bark to have better drainage.It is working well.
Ajmal Sb for which plant you are using this soil?
and by saying CLAY..... are you using baked clay or any other method? please share for members benefits.
ready made bonsai soil is not available here.... but have seen compost for bonsai in Lahore at Pride seeds.
here is the link. http://prideseedstore.com/sowing%20media.html
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:58 pm

I mean simple clay(Mera soil) which is good for providing nutrients to plant.I am using this combination for growing Juniper,Hibiscus,Ficus .Legestonia.Alestonia,Maple leaf and Dranta.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:11 pm

good.
its very good for Ficus, and i am also using this mixer for them.
but never used for other plants.as you are using please keep us update on progression of the plants.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:13 am

Guys,

have you tried, sifted crushed brick or sifted silica based construction sharp sand and just a home made compost ?

I go to the brick factory and sift from the broken brick pile.

Sharp sand is sold on our side by the cubic metre, very cheap.

I make my own compost.

Cocopeat is from Sri Lanka is cheap on our side.

It is generally unwise to use clay. As your trees age and need to be repotted every 3 to 5 years, you will find the clay forcing you to repot, yearly or every 6 months. Are the leaves yellowing?
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:00 pm

brick shred and sand is also very cheap here.
i am using 40% home made compost and 30/30 sand and brick shred for baby jade plant.
i am also making my compost as compost is not available in market here.
silica sand is also cheap here but not available every where.
i our area soil with clay for ficus is very success able.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:10 pm

I use compost and grit for my bonsai soil. Mixture has good drainage and plants have developed nicely in it.
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PostSubject: Re: what type of soil you are using ?   Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:51 pm

where can i buy grit?
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