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Question.. 10 months 2 weeks ago #35841

So.. I live in an apartment which has no backyard.. Can I pot my trees in a nursery pot (2-3 gal.) To let the roots grow thus thickening my trunk, or should I find a secluded area in my local park and plant them there?

And of course progressively change to a bigger pot (5 gal and so on)

Does that seem like a viable idea?
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Question.. 10 months 2 weeks ago #35845

Also... Compacted dirt or lose dirt?
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Question.. 10 months 2 weeks ago #35848

Sure, this is how many professional tree growers in our whereabouts grow trees. Uppotting every few months, when a stable rootbal has formed. Use good quality commercial growing soil. Never compact soil.
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Question.. 10 months 2 weeks ago #35849

leatherback wrote: Sure, this is how many professional tree growers in our whereabouts grow trees. Uppotting every few months, when a stable rootbal has formed. Use good quality commercial growing soil. Never compact soil.


I see.. I've already done the moving to the 2 gallon pots, and I also added a tile under the already formed roots so they can spread out nicely to later form some nice nebari on some of the trees.

And I use a mix of organic mulch and basic garden soil.. I was just asking if i should compact the top soil so the tree remains held in place without any wires.
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Question.. 10 months 2 weeks ago #35850

Or is that a wrong thing, and I should be using wire to keep it in place?
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Question.. 10 months 2 weeks ago #35851

As long as it is stable there is no need to wire. We are talking about tropical species here arn't we and not conifers or other hardy species?
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Question.. 10 months 2 weeks ago #35854

m5eaygeoff wrote: As long as it is stable there is no need to wire. We are talking about tropical species here arn't we and not conifers or other hardy species?


Actually.. No, I believe maples are hardy if Im not mistaken, along with a Juniper that I wanna thicken up.
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Question.. 10 months 2 weeks ago #35855

Grow up.. Not thicken up.. Well I guess both.. Anyways, Sorry.
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Question.. 10 months 2 weeks ago #35860

I was refering to stable in the pot, and of course Maples are hardy as are Junipers. In your first post you do not sat what you have, I was asking if the species you have are tropical as you said that you are keeping them in an apartment. You cannot keep either Maple or Juniper or any other hardy species in that way.
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Question.. 10 months 2 weeks ago #35861

m5eaygeoff wrote: I was refering to stable in the pot, and of course Maples are hardy as are Junipers. In your first post you do not sat what you have, I was asking if the species you have are tropical as you said that you are keeping them in an apartment. You cannot keep either Maple or Juniper or any other hardy species in that way.


I dont keep them inside, I keep them in the balcony where they get partial sun and patial shade.. Or should I keep them in full sun? They're only a year old.
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