Thursday, January 17, 2013

Journal January 17, 2013

The barouni olive tree is starting to grow rapidly, filling out nicely.  The plant was putting much of its energy into the main stem, so I removed a four inch section to be used as a cutting.

The more growth above the media, the larger the root system, however it becomes necessary at times to remove some of the growth to redirect the plant's energy.

It has been several years since I was involved in growing bonsai, but the bonsai techniques of pinching and pruning are proving useful in training the olive trees into a dwarf form.

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