Best Bamboo Farming Methods.
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Growing, protecting, and harvesting bamboo requires advanced knowledge of agricultural elements. With Timber Bamboo Nursery’s hands-on experience, we provide you advanced methods that you will need to grow your, bamboo plants successfully.
Timber Bamboo Nursery’s owner has experimented with Bamboo and has a rich understanding of agricultural environments as well as natural elements. With our services, you can contact us or them to get a better understanding of your area’s soil and weather conditions. From there we’ll determine how to change your planting methods for improved growth.
Selecting A Site
Your bamboo will grow in most types of soil, but the better the soil then the better the growth. Bamboo enjoys good amounts of water but does not like to soak in it for long, so be sure the area of choice has proper drainage and does not allow for standing water for long periods of time.
Planting Your Bamboo
Whenever your area is ready for planting, dig a hole the depth of the root ball and the diameter of the root ball. Add compost along with the root ball to ensure natural fertilization. When covering the hole, be sure to eliminate all air pockets by tamping the soil softly then water well. An additional layer on top, 2-3″ deep, of mulch will help control weeds and keep soil moist. The first 6-months to a year, be sure that the bamboo has sufficient water, as droughts may be possible. If you are expected to have high winds, stake the plants until after the first year of growth.
Bamboo grows with little maintenance and care. In the first 6-months of your bamboo’s life, use well composted natural compost or liquid fertilizer. For extra growth-after the first year-add regular fertilizer or good compost. You want to use a balanced or high nitrogen mixture in February and then again in June. Follow up in September with a 18-4-8 timed release fertilizer to ensure protection through the fall and winter.