Planting Bamboo Today

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 7L Farm, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this real smart neighbor he's so smart I never ever want to see him again. I was asked before they started building the house if it floods here. I told them yes the house will get flooded out. Two weeks later they started building. Maybe, three weeks later this happened. HA HA !!! Never could figure out why he asked me & then went ahead & built it. [​IMG]
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Now what are they going to do? Probably relocate the house LOL! All that money being wasted on building on a flooded plain!
     
  3. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    "And here is your sign"
     
  4. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bad move. Can't believe they didn't use the geological survey to research the local terrain and conditions before even thinking about building.

    Well, they may relocate without even trying, if that flood water up and carries the house away.

    Hey, I started reading this thread because the title said it's about bamboo. I grow bamboo! So, are you actually planting any? :)
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I'm fix in to plant 4 different varieties. I got 17 plants in pots its clumping Bamboo.Some are in gallon pots some two gallon & some 5 gallon. Can't plant today because its raining. Not complaing we need the rain.
     
  6. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bamboo makes a great privacy screen. I have about 35 different varieties and some of them grow real tall while others are more like shrubs or ground cover so I got layers of screening. It's like living in a jungle. :)

    They grow fast because I mulch 'em with all the poultry poop-and-shavings from the barn.
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, think I'll save my chicken poop for my garden & use some neighbors cow manure for the boo. I got one variety that grows crooked might need it some one day for a walking cane. The other boo I can use to make a terilli's to grow veggies on & the rest to block off my neighbors.
     
  8. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen a crooked type of 'boo called "crook stem" (scientific name Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis') and it has a lot of zig-zag culms. Weird looking in a really cool way. If I had room for more 'boo I'd get some!

    Horse manure and cow manure compost REALLY works great for bamboo. Plus anything you add to loosen up the soil so the underground system can take off. Though hard soil doesn't seem to stop it in the long run!
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its sandy loam here I mean its like living on the beach.
     
  10. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Be careful with bamboo of that genus -- they are "running" species, and unless you have a large area planned for them, they can become overwhelming in their spread. If you like the idea of a low-density spreading grove, choose "running" species. If you want tighter specimen- or hedge-plantings, choose "clumping" species. I was looking into bamboo while thinking about what plants would work for me in south Florida in a few years, and I came upon many species that work well in the warmer parts of the country and aren't as spreading -- unless that's what you want.

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