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How much to plant?

Posted by mmyles 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 24, 07 at 7:50

Starting an area of yellow grove (I think...) and not sure how many divisions to plant?

I have a fairly unlimited (and free!) supply and a large-ish area that I want to cover... Is it just a matter of more is better? I keep reading about how quickly this stuff spreads - so will 3 good size divisions (5-12feet) give me a good start, or should I just keep on digging!?

Also, what is the easiest way to accurately identify the variety that i have?

Can a grove of bamboo be thinned out? I like this type of bamboo, but I'd prefer it not to be quite as 'untamed' as the grove that I'm digging from... Any thoughts appreciated.

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RE: How much to plant?

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 28, 07 at 16:36

The spread of running bamboos is "indefinite." If conditions are good one division will make an entire grove in time. It's just a matter of how soon you want a grove effect.

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