Black Bamboo - update pics

greenman28 NorCal 7b/8aApril 12, 2010

Good morning!

In February 2008, I started a stand of black bamboo - documented in the Thread Black bamboo planted today.

As I suspected, some green bamboo snuck in on the rhizomes, so in January (2010) I cut out the green culms. As you can see,

removing the green culms really opened things up. First three pics are from January 29, 2010.

Some early activity....

It's a shame that I'll have to remove the green bamboo, but it comes with the territory....

Here is a link that might be useful: Black bamboo planted today

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Black bamboo is green it's first year. Aren't you removing next years black culms?

    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 11:07AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

No, I waited to be sure.
The thick black culms that you see are from last year.
The thin black culms are from the year before....2008.

Even during their first year, Black Bamboo culms are dark
beneath the mulch/soil line.


    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 12:39PM
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Hey Josh:

Didn't know you grew bamboo. I have been wanting to try out a little bamboo, but it's hard to find at a reasonable price here. If I had known, I would have asked you for a rhizome or two to try out.


    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 12:02PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Hey, Chris!
Yeah, I'm into bamboo...well, getting into it at least (my grove is still young).
If I have any rogue rhizomes, I'll try propagating one for you. I'm taking a break
from mowing the back yard right now, but I'll give the bamboo a peek when I'm out
there in a few minutes. We're getting close to black bamboo shooting time, here....


    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 4:42PM
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Thanks, Josh.

BTW How is your avocado tree doing? My avocado and mango both have had leaves turning brown and falling off. I think it's too dry in my place, even though I mist them.


    Bookmark   April 20, 2010 at 7:09PM
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