Last Month Meeting —January 21st Fertilizer in Tea Bags
Last month's January 21 fertilizer making meeting was at the Teaneck Greenhouse, a location that we want to be using more this year for programs which are likely to have lower attendance. Our turnout was excellent for this workshop. We formed two working groups each with four or five tea bag suffers and one hot iron sealer and produced over 1000 packets of special fertilizer mix left over from last year's similar workshop. When we do this again for next year's first meeting we need to change the ratio of stuffers to sealers to no more than three baggers to each hot iron sealer so that with the same turn out we might double our output rate. We all had a pretty good time. Thank you Peter for this whole program.
Upcoming meeting: February 18th Bonsai Growing Medium The Teaneck Greenhouse: 296 Lindbergh Boulevard, Teaneck, NJ
Our next meeting, February 18, is also at the Teaneck Greenhouse. We will be making an especially effective bonsai soil mix, reputed to produce very healthy, strong and fast growing root structures. The components of the mix are acadama, pumice, lava, charcoal and perhaps some pine bark, mostly purchased from Japan or California, so it's got to be good and a bit expensive. Twelve of us have responded to the email notifications and committed to purchase a total of about 60 gallons of final mix. We will be sifting and blending the mix ourselves. Everyone who made an order must attend but everyone else is welcome, especially those of us who have never made a bonsai soil mix before. Remember to bring a container or bag to take home your soil. The soil mix is the basis of growing healthy trees . This is a good workshop.
Next Meeting March 18th MABS Tree Selection The Teaneck Greenhouse: 296 Lindbergh Boulevard, Teaneck, NJ