Friday, June 10, 2011

The Mini Bonsai Kit

Everything that comes in the box.
A few years back I got a mini bonsai kit for Christmas.  It's been sitting in its box in my office since, as I waited for a time when the bookshelf in my office - one of the few places in the house that gets sunlight without fear of cats eating the plants or playing in the dirt - freed up.  I've been using the spot for my winter herb garden, but now that the herbs are outside I decided to see how this kit worked.  I was all ready to plant to seeds last week, when I read the instructions.  Apparently the seeds need to be soaked in water for 24 hours, then given 7 days of cold stratification.

Now that that's taken care up, I was able to soak the soil pellet so it expanded, and, finally, plant the seeds. It's now sitting in the sun.  Hopefully in a few days I'll see some sprouts and in a year or so I'll have a mini bonsai tree!


karin said...

good luck with it.-karin

Anonymous said...

I bought one too... does it really take one year?????????????

Jessica Strider said...

Mine never actually sprouted. I may try again with some of the other seeds (the kit comes with 5 or so) this year.