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by dependable
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Parting shots
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Parting shots

Wow, you planted a fine garden in the place in CA, I remember when you were posting pics of early plantings there. I could imagine it would make one a little wistful, however HI will be an improvement, no doubt.
by dependable
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Seeds available
Replies: 52
Views: 5480

Re: Seeds available

I just want to thank Fred for sending seeds out for germination trials. None came up the first time around, planted in growing medium, in cell pots. 24 per species. They were kept damp, but outdoors. Temps mostly in 60sF. I just planted the remaining seeds, and it looked like none of the Henon seeds...
by dependable
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: How do I know what bamboo I have?
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: How do I know what bamboo I have?

Pretty sure you're right. If you were up north in the tropics, then I'd wonder if it was P nigra, but if it gets close to frost where you are, it should do well there. To post photos, I think you need to re size picture into smaller pixel format with a photo program and drag into "upload attach...
by dependable
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: How do I know what bamboo I have?
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: How do I know what bamboo I have?

If it is a Phyllostachys(which is a genus), it is not necessarily P nigra(a species of Phyllostachys). The best way to identify one species of Phyllostachys from another is to see color and pattern of newly sprouted culm sheaths(the outer covering of new shoots). However, if it is a Phyllostachys, a...
by dependable
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo in Alaska
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: Bamboo in Alaska

Too much work for what is essentially an experiment, in my opinion. Bissetti seems like one of the more bitter Phyllostachys shoots too, not a popular choice for critters to chomp around here.
by dependable
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Seeds available
Replies: 52
Views: 5480

Re: Seeds available

Has anyone planted these and got germination? It has been over two weeks since I planted and have seen no sign of sprouting from the three types.
by dependable
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo in Alaska
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: Bamboo in Alaska

Don't know about moose, once in a while the deer chomp a few new shoots, and the squirrels and ground rodents sometimes take to them, but have not seen much eat the plants once they are up and out of ground. The shoots from bissetti are not a favorite of the animals either.
by dependable
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Tool for covering tall bamboo
Replies: 16
Views: 1075

Re: Tool for covering tall bamboo

That is a pretty cool device, the ingenuity is impressive, even if it might not be practical on a large scale.

What is cover and seam made of?
by dependable
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Tool for covering tall bamboo
Replies: 16
Views: 1075

Re: Tool for covering tall bamboo

Is it attached to a boom, or a drone or something? Looks interesting, but video does not really show how whole contraption.

One culm down, 100 more to go.
by dependable
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Companion plant inside bamboo planter
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Companion plant inside bamboo planter

It should not disturb bamboo in short run. That said, it is going to get over crowded and root bound with bamboo alone in that container pretty quickly if it is the "red margin" bamboo you referred to in other post. Most running bamboos don't do that well in container over time, unless tra...
by dependable
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Winterizing a container
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Winterizing a container

If your container has good drainage, be sure soil is moist right up until hard freeze. Bamboo does not need to be covered until then either. You don't have to wait until official spring, you can even un tarp if there is a mild spell, but it is easy to get caught out and frozen. P rubromarginata shou...
by dependable
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Milorganite now?
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Milorganite now?

Fertilizer now will go to rhizomes and help build up for next spring's shoots.
by dependable
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Winterizing a container
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Winterizing a container

I've successfully overwintered containerized bamboo by laying down and covering with tarp for the worst part of winter. Two key things to avoid are wind desiccation when the plant has no means to transport water to leaves, and freeze thaw cycles in roots if they are in too much water. If container b...
by dependable
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo in Alaska
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: Bamboo in Alaska

If you do, let us know how it goes. P bisseti does well in zone 6 and even is OK in some zone 5 locations, or so I have read. In 7a it is a very happy and rampantly growing bamboo.
by dependable
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo in Alaska
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: Bamboo in Alaska

I doubt any bamboos would take the climate. The only one even worth trying might be Phyllostachys bisseti, in a sheltered place. Even if it survived, it would probably be killed to ground regularly, so it would not amount to much.