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BEASTMASTER
Aug 6, 2017 4:08 PM CST
Hi, I ordered some giant blue bamboo seeds. I want to plant them in the ground as a wall on my property. Do u germinate first or just put them straight in the ground or what? How do i successfully grow them into a wall from seed. I need every detail of every step. Please and it's greatly appreciated.

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 6, 2017 4:25 PM CST
Your best bet for a wall of bamboo is to find someone selling the one you want and buy enough plants to do the job.

There are two very good reasons to buy plants:

Bamboo blooms once every 50 to 125 years. Anyone selling bamboo seed cheap is probably ripping you off.

Bamboo seed only germinates when it is extremely fresh. So, if your bamboo sets seeds and the seed falls to the ground, it will germinate. Otherwise, probably not.

But now that you have the seed, plant 1 seed per cell (assuming you are using 6-celled pots) in seed starting soil. Barely cover with soil and keep them damp (not soggy). Use a heat mat and a humidity dome (but take the dome off if moisture collects on the inside).

Good luck!



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BEASTMASTER
Aug 6, 2017 4:50 PM CST
Wow, I had no idea.....i wonder if the seller i bought the seeds from has any idea. Ok, it's worth a shot, right? Well I owe u an appreciative thanks Daisyl. I'm glad i joined. Any other suggestions please lemme know.🤗
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 6, 2017 5:02 PM CST
Out of curiosity, who did you buy them from?

BTW, bamboo seed looks a lot like grass seed (bamboo is just big grass) so it will be awhile before you know what you have (or don't have).
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Name: greene
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greene
Aug 6, 2017 5:46 PM CST
BEASTMASTER said:i wonder if the seller i bought the seeds from has any idea.


I'm sure the seller knows exactly what he sent you and I'd be surprised if anything grows for you. If there is a chance for you to return the seeds and receive a refund, I would do it.

It would be better to buy plants from a reputable local nursery. There are bamboo nurseries in your area and they can advise which bamboo is correct for your needs.

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