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Bamboo

Post by Blizblaz » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:56 pm

Has anyone here grown bamboo? I was thinking it would be cool to grow some that I could use for various things like stakes or kindling, but I feel like it would have the potential to be pretty invasive. I’m just wondering if anyone knows of a way to grow it or a type that might not take over my whole property.
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Re: Bamboo

Post by Shnookie » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:55 pm

I saw on a gardening show a few years ago that someone planted it in a large pot put in the ground in order to keep it from spreading. The garden was in BC. There are several different kinds of bamboo. If you do a search you might find one that will grow in your zone.
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Re: Bamboo

Post by LongCrow » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:50 am

I had ordered some seeds on e-bay and they were fairly easy to germinate. Didn't keep them more than a year or so as I changed plans. Here is an Ontario site that sells/ships them.

https://www.bambooplants.ca/product-cat ... dy-bamboo/
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Re: Bamboo

Post by ThePluckyHen » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:56 am

It's very invasive. I had a garden job a few years back where it took over the property. We had to dig down a good 6 feet and sift out the roots (any remaining roots re-grow). Grow in pots or it will take over, we dug up to the concrete driveway and were finding roots that we couldn't remove because it was underneath the structure of the driveway. Nasty plant.
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Re: Bamboo

Post by Epona » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:19 pm

I totally agree...keep it in pots. Don’t let that stuff get into your ground. I was amazed how invasive it was even in our climate,
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Re: Bamboo

Post by LongCrow » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:20 am

Not all varieties are invasive species. Do your research.
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