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Re: Bamboo shoots?

Auralie, I can't answer your qstn, but I just felt I should say that it will
just get worse season after season.  You need a plan to stop it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 4:18 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Bamboo shoots?

> My neighbor's bamboo is sendng shoots up throughout my lawn and flower
> which does not make me happy.  However, I wondered if these are edible.
> all bamboo shoots edible or only certain kinds?  I have no idea what kind
> 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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