gani et se wrote:... Felt like a real hippy rolling down the freeway with 12 foot bamboo tied to the car rack.
Matt Smith wrote:Found a lady with a bunch of established timber bamboo on Craigslist who has agreed to share some for free. Also got some bamboo seeds (from a reputable source) and looking forward to starting those.
Talk about a multipurpose plant!
Jason Matthew wrote:Most timber bamboos are propagated from rhizome cuttings or from culms cut and dug from the parent grove. Smaller bamboos may go to seed more frequently, but timber bamboo seed occurs in 30, 60, or 100+ year intervals. Moso is the most recent timber bamboo to flower and produce seed, and it did so several years ago. Most bamboo seed will not be viable beyond a few years, unless kept in a freezer.
gani et se wrote:Yep. All flowers the same time! My friend said someone told her she had about a hundred years before the black bamboo flowers again.