BAMBOO PLANTING INSTRUCTIONSby Gib Cooper
The plants you have received are ready for immediate planting. If they are not planted right away, please keep them in a shady area and make sure they do not dry out. Don't keep them waiting for more than a few hours after unboxing. Unwrap carefully. Avoid breaking tender, new shoots.
To plant, follow these instructions:
2. Mix compost with the excavated dirt at a one to one ratio. Discard the excess dirt.
3. Carefully remove the bamboo plant from the container. Be careful with new emerging bamboo shoots, these are very tender.
4. Place the plant in the hole so that the soil levels match at the top. Back fill the hole and tamp the dirt/compost mix tightly between the root ball and the sides of the hole.
WARNING: DO NOT USE STEER MANURE OR FRESH MANURE IN THE PLANTING HOLE!
5. Build a 'donut' shaped depression around the plant and water until deeply soaked.
6. It is important to make sure the bamboo does not dry out during the first summer after planting. The signs of drying out are apparent when the bamboo leaves roll up like cigarette papers and become very narrow looking. A 3-4" mulch of wood chips, bark, or hay is desirable.
For planting in containers:Use container large enough to have a space at least two inches between the edge of the root ball and the side of the container. Squatty tub like containers are better than tall deep ones.
The key to keeping the bamboo beautiful is in how one
prunes and grooms.
The running bamboos are spreaders.
Watering tips for dry Summer climate
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