Articles on Pots, Slabs & Pottery for Bonsai

Grow Boxes and Training Pots

By Will Heath, USA

Common procedures for developing a bonsai from seedlings or young stock involve first ground or grow box growth during which the plant undergoes many trunk chops and cut backs of branching to encourage back budding and to add movement to the trunk as well as developing taper. Multiple sacrifice branches are encouraged in order to thicken the trunk.