Hello everyone, I have a bamboo plant that I have always grown for decorative purposes, but last season I decided to cut some of its shoots to eat. I'm not good at cooking, but I was going to invent something with them.
I cooked a soup and also used them for a salad, but the problem did not come from my lack of knowledge in the kitchen. But after cutting the shoots, the leaves of my plant began to take on a yellowish hue.
Over the weeks he returned to normal and today he is completely healthy. Does the harvest of shoots produce any type of stress to the plant?
I read several articles on the subject (I leave some here) and none of them talk about this.
Harvesting bamboo shoots does not harm the plant. Bamboo plants typically produce more shoots than can grow to maturity. For example, my tallest bamboo may produce 100 new shoots a year, but only about 10 new culms may grow during a season. All the others will wither and die. Thus, harvesting 90 bamboo shoots does not weaken the bamboo plant. Even when I cut down all the bamboo culms of a particular plant (I have about 15 different types of bamboo), the bamboo culms will grow again from the rhizomes.
Sometimes, leaves may turn yellow. There can be different reasons. Bamboos are perennial, but new leaves usually grow during the growing season. Typically, before new leaves grow, some of the older leaves may turn yellow, wither and drop to the ground. That's normal.
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