It is getting warmer and warmer day by day. I seeded Goyo-matsu (Japanese white pine).
Not so many thing to do, nothing difficult or complicated.
Preparation for seeds
I put the seeds in the water for one night. The purpose is to make them absorb water and to get to know which seeds will sprout. The big seeds are Japanese white pine. (I put 3 kind of seeds at once; small, round seeds without “wing” are Aka-matsu (Japanese red pine), small ones with “wing” are Yamamomiji (Japanese maple).
Preparation for the pot (seedling bed)
As always, I use a cup of instant YAKISOBA noodle. The biggest one!
Open small holes with tooth pick. The holes are for weep (water) drain.
Done! There’s no rule for number, location of holes..
Put soil in the pot. I used this soil as usual.
“Mixed soil for mini-bonsai”. Size of each soil is around 1~3mm.
I put this much. Seems too much…?
Now, let’s sow seeds. This year I planned to sow 3 kind of seeds in one pot.
Seeds are already on the soil.. I sowed seeds of white pine in blue part of above photo. Usually we use only the seeds which sank in the water, but I sowed all. Since the seeds of white pine are so big, they are already in the soil.
Add soil on the seeds.
Maybe I put the soil too much…?
At last pour A LOT OF water and done! Give water until the water draining from the bottom gets transparent and clean.
I tried seeding Japanese white pine few times before. Sometimes it didn’t sprout at all. Hope it will grow this time!