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    how to grow bambo

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    Instructions


    Things You'll Need
    Garden Shears
    5 gallon plastic nursery container
    lawn fertilizer (high nitrogen)
    1
    Select bamboo plants that are container bound. Unlike other plants, the more crowded the roots, the faster bamboo will grow.


    2
    Plant bamboo in full sun or partial shade. Running varieties send rhizomes away from the parent plant before sending up vertical shoots. Clumping-types of bamboo will send up vertical shoots from short rhizomes and grow up from the outer edges of the parent plant.


    3
    Plant running-type bamboo in 5 gallon plastic containers with the bottom cut out to prevent it from going wild in your garden.


    4
    Water bamboo copiously to promote rapid growth. The more water bamboo receives, the faster it will become established.


    5
    Fertilize frequently with lawn fertilizer to help establish newly planted bamboo. Related to grass, bamboo responds very well to fertilizer high in nitrogen.


    6
    Remove dead canes as they appear. Individual canes will live for several years, but should be cut out close to the ground when they die.


    Read more: How to Grow Bamboo | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_172662_grow-bamboo.html#ixzz1lxY9ZniZ

    Remember bamboo spreads with a vengeance ,so buy a "clumping" variety or plant it in tubs (you can sink these in the ground if you wish) I have a miniature clumping variety, it's now more than six feet tall and absolutely huge, awfully glad I didn't look after it or who knows how big it would be now

    Be careful where you plant it. Once established it can take over , and be very difficult to control.



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