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My Bonsai Pepper Attempt


Getting There...
So at the end of this pepper growing season I cut back 5 different pepper plants to attempt to use as bonsai material.
After about a month, the Filius Blue plant has already shot out a lot of new growth, so I went ahead and transplanted it into a salvaged container.
About 30 minutes of work went into trimming and wiring so far, gonna give it some time to settle in before I do anything else.
Any advice or comment is greatly appreciated as always! Hopefully this one will teach me a few things for the other ones waiting to be used!
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It seems interesting growing stuff like that into a bonsi, although I'm betting it would be best to bonsai from a seedling.
Considering the time it takes trees to reach that size, this pepper is a seedling still. ;)
dont expect it to look like what we think a bonsai looks like any time soon, this is something that takes a lifetime and some many lifetimes to get to what they are known for. For every transplant cut a little less than half the roots off, and for the amount of roots taken you can take that much top growth as well. Every time you cut a growth point it will double itself. I wouldnt worry too much about wiring now. Shouldnt be necessary for another year or two.
Dog, i actually used that guide for most of my info! Combined with some standard bonsai videos, and i arrived at this!
I think I might order me some seeds.