Why do the best bamboo shoots...

...always come up where they shouldn't?


My strategy of letting my Phyllostachys bissetii extend its rhizomes under the driveway...

...has gone a little awry. The idea was that longer rhizomes meant bigger culms...

...but I have to remember to rhizome prune along the back edge of the driveway.

It might be easier to just keep pruning before the rhizomes get under the concrete, but that's a decision for another day.

What, you don't arrange your bamboo shoots by size?

I love seeing bamboo shoots, even when they're coming up where I don't want them to. Love them!


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outlawgardener  – (April 11, 2017 at 4:59 PM)  

I share your love of bamboo shoots and often have a few severed ones hanging around the garden for fun. Bamboo is one of those love/hate relationship plants.

Alan  – (April 12, 2017 at 12:48 PM)  

I dreamed about bamboo shoots last night -- really big, fat ones! (Which is exactly what bamboo growers want to see. Now I just need to go outside and check if there is any reality to it, or if it was just wishful dreaming)

Alan  – (April 16, 2017 at 12:18 PM)  

Gerhard: I do eat some of them, but you have to catch them at just the right size and it's tricky. I eat a few raw standing out in the garden though. :)

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