[permaculture] when to harvest bamboo

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 11:44:36 EDT 2010


I'm in the Driftless area of southwestern Wisconsin, zone 4

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~mIEKAL



On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Amy Little <amylittle at hvc.rr.com> wrote:
> Where are you located, what zone?
>
> At 08:43 AM 10/6/2010, you wrote:
>>
>> A small clump of bamboo (Phyllostachys aureosulcata) I planted on the
>> south side of one of our buildings more than 15 years ago is finally
>> putting out usable wood.  The first 10 years it was never more than 3
>> feet high & the thickness of a pencil, but gradually spreading
>> everywhere in a small courtyard.  3 years ago we got a stretch of 35
>> below & I assumed it completely died back but after 2 years with zero
>> above ground activity this year it grew 10 - 15 feet high & a few
>> pieces are almost an inch thick.  Is it best to harvest in the fall
>> while it is still green or should I wait until the spring?  Also is
>> there any problem with harvest all the growth or should a bit of it be
>> left behind.
>>
>> ~mIEKAL



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