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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: black bamboo heght Reply with quote

I have black bamboo in my garden but it only grows about 5 feet. What can i do to get it to grow taller[/i]
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll grow taller every year. (Only the new culms, though. Existing culms stay the same height.)

If you want to give it a boost, use farmyard manure (very hard to get, now that everyone has slurry tanks) or 18:6:12 from an agricultural co-op.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
It'll grow taller every year. (Only the new culms, though. Existing culms stay the same height.)

If you want to give it a boost, use farmyard manure (very hard to get, now that everyone has slurry tanks) or 18:6:12 from an agricultural co-op.
The new culms grow taller right through the year? Five feet now how high will they go?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The culms that started growing in 2012 have reached their final height. They won't grow anymore.

Culms that will sprout from the ground this year (2013 culms) will be higher than 2012 culms. Culms only grow in height in one year. Then they STOP growing.

2014 culmswil be higher than 2013 culms and so on, so forth, until the bamboo reaches its final height. I don't think Black Bamboo grows extremely highly, though. You can google that.

If you want to give your bamboo a boost, you can throw on farmyard manure (although, that's very hard to get now that everyone has slatted sheds and slurry tanks) or you can buy 18:6:12 from an agricultural co-op.
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