Fertilizer for the Upcoming Shooting Season
Since bamboo shooting season is upon us I wanted to hear from the panel about their preferred fertilization methods for Feb/March as many of the running Boo's gets ready to shoot. I have not done a pre-spring specific fertilize and was hoping to try it this year and maybe follow some of the suggestions/methods from your replies. Historically, I've dumped hot chicken manure, composted horse and steer manure, goat bedding, leaves, and woodchips all around my small groves throughout the year as they become available but without any real specific schedule. Needless to say the bamboo has all responded well and I'm sure there are more than enough nutrients floating around. However, this year I was hoping to do a specific late Fall/early March application of a high Nitrogen fertilizer (time-released or otherwise), Miracle Gro, or something to that effect to see if it pushes growth during shooting time. I would love to hear what methods you employ in preparation for this very special time of year! haha. Thanks and I look forward to hearing your secrets.