I am new here and this is my first post, so apologies if this has been covered. I watched Ryan’s video on soils and had a few questions:
- How would you adjust the soil mix to different climates (I live in Boston)?
- I get the default 1:1:1: mix. However, I work and can’t always water the trees at the perfect time or 2x per day on a really hot summer day. How would you adjust the soil mix to be more “forgiving” without negating the idea/balance behind the mix? Just add more Akedama or add an organic component?
- Ryan never seems to use any organic components in his mixes. How come? What is the downside/advantages of adding something like 1/8" or 1/4" pine bark to the mix? Many “commercial bonsai mixes” seem to have that component.
Thank you in advance!