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Re: Re: Bamboo shoots?

Sounds like that stuff is bent on world domination. I don't like
herbicides as a general rule, but I think Marge has the right idea here.
And from what I hear about running bamboo, I doubt if a little Round Up
will kill the whole stand.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Marge Talt
Sent: 5/11/2004 1:59:07 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bamboo shoots?

> Would not make me happy either, Auralie.  Once that stuff gets going
> it is hard to stop.  You can keep mowing it where it hits lawn, but
> if it's getting into your flower bed, it's going to need digging out
> because it has really thick, fibrous roots that fill the bed.
> In the meanwhile, keep breaking off the shoots as soon as you see
> them.  I suppose you could brush a bit of herbicide on the cut stems,
> but I've not tried it as I don't want to kill my stand; just control
> it.
> have to taste those to find out if they are good - you have to boil
> them first.  There's a very short window of time to pick them.
> Here are a couple of  links about bamboo shoots:
> http://snipurl.com/6apn
> http://www.americanbamboo.org/FAQ.html#CanIEatTheShoots
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> > 
> > My neighbor's bamboo is sendng shoots up throughout my lawn and
> flower bed, 
> > which does not make me happy.  However, I wondered if these are
> edible.  Are 
> > all bamboo shoots edible or only certain kinds?  I have no idea
> what kind of 
> > bamboo this is except that it is invasive.  The shoots pop up about
> a foot in a 
> > day, and are about half an inch thick.  They are covered with dark
> grayish 
> > sheaths, but these peel off easily and underneath the stems are
> tender and 
> > crunchy.  They look as if they might be good in salads or
> stir-fried.  Do any of you 
> > know if I would be taking a chance if I tried eating them?  It
> would give me a 
> > sort of perverse satisfaction to get some good out of them.
> > Auralie
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