BIG BAMBOO

Posted: June 4, 2014 in Food, garden, Rhode Island, Southern New England, Uncategorized
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I grow two varieties of bamboo in my yard, and although they are quite invasive, I have my own methods of keeping the plants in check.

One stand of bamboo is in a corner of my yard that is overrun by brambles and other nasty vines. So I have no issues with the bamboo taking over this area at all. I’d rather have a desirable invasive than an ugly one.

The other stand of bamboo is a larger variety that grows to 25 feet tall, and it requires more maintenance to keep it in the area I want it to stay in. So, when some of the shoots get in my way, I simply cut them with a hacksaw and use them in my garden.

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I use them as tomato stakes, supports for my cucumbers vines, and even pea brush, as shown here. For pea brush, I don’t remove the smaller side branches, which gives something for the peas to attach to.

 

Peas with pea brush, kale, spinach.

Peas with pea brush, kale, spinach.

 

A great way to give my garden a more natural look, rather than having rusty metal poles everywhere.

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    • Alz355 says:

      Okay… Don’t misunderstand me: bamboo is very invasive and you need to give it a large space to spread. If your yard is small, or your neighbors are nearby, it is not the plant for you.
      I have two patches of bamboo that I am able to maintain because I can drive around them with my lawn mower to cut any shoots that pop up that I don’t want. So keeping it from spreading, for me, is relatively easy.
      One stand of bamboo borders the woods that have a lot of invasive thorns and vines. So I have no problem letting the bamboo run amok in that area to overtake those plants.
      The way I look at it: if I’m going to have invasive plants in my yard, they may as well be ones that I like!
      And as I said, it is very easy to cut bamboo down with a chainsaw or even a hacksaw. So I have a never-ending supply of bamboo for my various garden projects.
      Good luck with your endeavors!

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