1st post rookie!
honored to be amongst many of you, i’ve learned a great deal from your experience and all the knowledge you share on a daily basis.
many questions, but first; i’ve setup my 1st grouping of (japanese maple) cuttings, a few of them may be rooting late summer just before fall. how should I transition them into the next stage(s)?
fall > winter > spring.
rooting trays > potting media (potting soil? bonsai mix?).
- transplant them into a standard potting mix, then place them (protected) outdoors so they can go through fall and eventually winter (in a protected, temp-controlled environment)?
- should I plant them straight into a bonsai mix, & place them (protected) outdoors so they can go through fall and eventually winter (in a protected, temp-controlled environment)?
what would you do?
the transition from rooted cuttings, into fall & winter is a first for me. I appreciate and respect your advice, it’s simple to some of you but quite daunting for me! I want to make the best decision in order for them to have a great start next spring.
p.s. i’m located in toronto/CAD; growing environment: downtown city condo (w/ large balcony)
thanks in advance :o