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Saw some new shoots yesterday

13 years ago

I planted some large golden bamboo divisions around July 4th. There were 3 new shoots coming up when I checked them this past evening. I had read that golden will put up random shoots throughout the year, but I was still surprised to see some.

At least I know that they have put out some decent roots over the last few weeks. I planted them with composted manure and ground pine bark fines, then mulched them with pine bark. I watered about every day for the first week, then stopped when we started to get some decent rainfall again. It has rained about every 3 or 4 days since then, between 1 and 3 inches each week.

I have 4 other varieties in the ground that were much smaller than the divisions I took. I expect I'll have to wait until next year to see new shoots from them.

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