this is the first time I write in this forum so forgive me if the topic alrady exists, I haven't found anything about it looking at the index.
I have planted some seeds of Japanese Black Pine in January so They're already 4 months old and They're constantly growing strong . In these 4 months I've read a lot about how taking care of the pine and how to grow them into Bonsai but I chose to avoid the seedling cutting because I'm a beginner and I was afraid to make some mistakes and accidentally kill them. Now I'm wondering if I did the right thing...I read different opinions about this topic on books and internet but I would like to know if there is an objective better way to act or if this is a choice that will impact just on the appearance of the tree.
Thanks in advance for every kind reply
Hello and welcome.
Said technique is an advanced technique, if you dont know what you are doing you better not do it. It is absolutely not necessary to create a bonsai.
What is important is patience ( it will take at least 15 years to get something remotley looking like a pre-bonsai) and placing it outside ( inside they will die). Sun, water and the occasional fertilliser is all they need.