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Sunday, June 19, 2011

up-potting phyllostachys kwangsiensis seedlings

2 months ago, I moved my little kwangsiensis seedlings from small cups up to 1 gallon pots, but now that they're bigger, the pots tend to dry out very fast so I had to move them up to 5 gallon containers while the largest one to a 15 gallon pot. I usually fill 1/2 the pot with dried leaves for drainage and so I don't have to use as much soil before using my home made potting mix, which is now usually old soil that keeps getting re-used.

Here's how they looked nearly 2 months ago when I moved them to their 1 gallon pots.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Update on bamboos 17 June 2011. Branching and leafing out of new culms or shoots

 Here's just another update on most of my bamboos. Some of the largest shoots this year have reached 1 inch, and a few groves have broken the 10ft mark.

Phyllostachys Atrovaginata. The tallest one here is about 11.5ft tall in these pictures, and still have a bit of growing left so I think it will be my tallest bamboo this year.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Update on the bamboos for 9 June 2011

Here's just an over view of how my bamboos are doing by species. Some shoots are getting up near 10 ft with more room to grow.

phyllostachys parvifolia: This one has a few 1 inch shoots, and many shoots are breaking the 8ft mark already. The division is well established.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Taking divisions of phyllostachys edulis moso bamboo early in the season

I have usually waited until September or later to take divisions however after a bit of observation, I have noticed that divisions with new culms seemed to do well.

These are all 1 culm divisions. In preparing for the divisions, the first thing I did was water the area thoroughly a couple hours in advance to make sure the soil is loose. I also applied wilt pruf so that the leaves do not transpire very quickly.