Friday, March 20, 2009

Chabasai available now in my garden

This is the European answer to akadama. And I think it is better. For one reason becasue it does not decompose. Then the structure is more natural, looking lke natural soil.
Anyway I now have bags 35 liter, 20 kilo available for sale or trade.

for information see this: chabasai info

13 comments:

ger said...

hi Walter, I would like to know if you have any experience with red lava as bonsai soil.
I'm from argentina and I don't have acces to akadama or chabasai, so I'm looking for substitutes
thanks!!
ger

Walter Pall said...

ger,

red lava is also fine. I would add about 10 to 15 % of rough peat or similar, likc coconut shell crush.

Walter

ger said...

Thanks Walter
ger

Anonymous said...

how much is one bag?

Walter Pall said...

one bag is 28,50 Euro.

WP

rommel said...

hey Walter,
sadly here in Greece there is't a way to buy chabasai,or is there?

Anonymous said...

hi walter

i´m from azores and here i can have tons of free red lava soil. can you tell me if i must gave any treatment before use or should i use it directly with 10-25% of boncoco? thanks

Walter Pall said...

Normally you need no treatment. Maybe wash it with water ot get rid of all dust particles and also salt.

Anonymous said...

hi walter

i have two more quetions.

for newly collected yamadori we must let some soil in the roots and the rest is filled with a mix of red lava, leca and boncoco, and the feeding will be the same you discribe, agressive, or must we take some precautions with the amount of fertilizer?

and from october to march how often do you fedd them and what fertilizer do you use?

thanks

Walter Pall said...

From October to March it don't feed at all becasue it si cold here - zone 5. If you have a warmer climate you can feed chemically a bit every three weeks.

Anonymous said...

can you please answer to my first question?
thanks

Walter Pall said...

All you have to do is read what I have writtten man times. How often do I have to repeat this??? Newly collected trees which are planted into modern substrate need normal fertilization like all other trees right away. Your book is WRONG about this.

Thomas Urban said...

Hello Mr. Pall,

Chabasai is the same as Zeolit, Zeolite yes? I have been using almost only Zeolit and I find it superior to akadama. Also as you mention in your substrate videos, it's CHEAP!

Thank you,

Thomas from Brno