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Re: Bamboo shoots?

Roundup was developed to kill grass. Bamboo is grass. It will kill it. Be sure to use the technical material. Be sure to read the label carefully. There are four or five different strength mixtures discussed. Be prepared to apply it two or three times at weekly intervals. Do not use a stronger mixture than advised--it will kill the tops rather than the roots.

On Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at 07:15 AM, "" <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:

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

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:



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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
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.

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