Coastal Tea Tree design

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Re: Coastal Tea Tree design

Postby treeman » July 31st, 2018, 12:37 pm

jarryd wrote:A real shame to here of your losses. These are really great stock material! super fun. Do you think it would be possible to achieve a similar result with a few extra years in a pot and reduce the risk of collecting them from grow beds.

Definitely. I'm going to trial a different system. That is - to leave them in the pots but place the pots on a growing bed and allow some roots to escape. That way when I cut off the escapees I know I have some root fibre still in captivity. :D
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Re: Coastal Tea Tree design

Postby Rory » July 31st, 2018, 2:03 pm

treeman wrote:Definitely. I'm going to trial a different system. That is - to leave them in the pots but place the pots on a growing bed and allow some roots to escape. That way when I cut off the escapees I know I have some root fibre still in captivity. :D


I use this method with every piece of material I grow. I usually only let things grow 2 or 3 seasons from when the roots take hold in the ground. I've never had a problem with any of them this way.
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Re: Coastal Tea Tree design

Postby Boics » August 1st, 2018, 5:22 pm

Great material.
I treat with caution when root pruning l. Laevigatum.
I too lost one with what u would consider "normal" pruning.
I've better luck with my current.. :fc:
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