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Grass and Bamboo: does silicate fertilizer really help Bamboo?

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Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9010501

Does silicate fertilizer really help Bamboo? For example, have you ever tried it and seen a noticable improvement?

I have a 2-3 year-old Fargesia rufa in a shallow raised bed over clay, and I wish it would grow up faster and put out thicker, stiffer culms.

I want to harvest poles!


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Keaau, HI

March 15, 2012
5:18 PM

Post #9044202

If it id highly absorbable, it is supposed to help with heat, cold, and drought tolerance.

I feel that a rich soil helps to provide bamboo with all it's nutrients. There should already be enough silica in most soils to provide the bamboo it's needs.


Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 15, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #9044250


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