Wednesday, August 20, 2008

mugo starting to be presentable


Anonymous said...

Hi Walter,

I would like a little more about fertilizing with "chicken pellets". Can you find me a few details about the methodology, quantity conditions, time, etc.,


Walter Pall said...


chicken pellets is an euphemism for dried chicken shit. That's all I can say. It has to be old and dry. Otherwise you take a handful an throw it at the surface of a bonsai pot. I use a couple of bags for 500 trees. That's all I can say about it. Go to your garden center. This is very practical horticulture in Europe. It works very well because bonsai are just normal plants.


Yannick said...

Mr. Pall,

what can you tell me about cow dung? Is it as uncomplicated as chicken pellets are?

Thank you,


Walter Pall said...


I think you might as well take the cow thing. It smells better.


Yannick said...

Okay, thank you for answering my question ;-)


Shaukat Islam said...

Walter & Yannick,

Cow dung is a very common thing in the tropics. It is widely used and is a very common source of organic fertilizer.

But yes, it has to be fully sun dried before applying to the trees. If used fresh, it might even kill the tree.