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Grass and Bamboo: does silicate fertilizer really help Bamboo?

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RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
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!

Corey

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
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.

http://www.bamboogiant.com/aboutBamboo/food.php

http://www.gardenguides.com/115473-bamboo-plant-fertilizer.html

http://www.bamboogarden.com/care.htm


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.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 15, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #9044250

Thanks!

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