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Posted: 10/5/2004 1:00:59 AM EST
Here at work several people have the bamboo plants. If you havent seen them you can get them for a few dollars at most flea markets and some grocery stores. Im thinking these might cause a problem in a few years or so when people get tired of it, or think its dead and throw it out probaly in the yard so they can keep the little pot it comes in.

Bamboo is not something I want growing in or near my yard thats certain, I expect most people who have deal with it before will agree with me.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:09:04 AM EST
I like bamboo shoots in curry chicken and moo goo gai pan.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:10:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
I like bamboo shoots in curry chicken and moo goo gai pan.



Ever had it growing in your yard?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:13:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
I like bamboo shoots in curry chicken and moo goo gai pan.



Ever had it growing in your yard?


Yep, I had some growing in my back yard, my stupid next door neighbor just planted them into the ground instead of putting them into a container. I took me something like 6 months of pulling and probably a gallon of that weed killer to get rid of it. Bamboo is really hardy stuff and really really hard to get rid of.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:15:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By warlord:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
I like bamboo shoots in curry chicken and moo goo gai pan.



Ever had it growing in your yard?


Yep, I had some growing in my back yard, my stupid next door neighbor just planted them into the ground instead of putting them into a container. I took me something like 6 months of pulling and probably a gallon of that weed killer to get rid of it. Bamboo is really hardy stuff and really really hard to get rid of.




Yea I dont want to see how alot of people tossing this stuff out might spread it.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:17:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By warlord:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
I like bamboo shoots in curry chicken and moo goo gai pan.



Ever had it growing in your yard?


Yep, I had some growing in my back yard, my stupid next door neighbor just planted them into the ground instead of putting them into a container. I took me something like 6 months of pulling and probably a gallon of that weed killer to get rid of it. Bamboo is really hardy stuff and really really hard to get rid of.




Yea I dont want to see how alot of people tossing this stuff out might spread it.



Does it spread fast like that ivy crap?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:18:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:


Does it spread fast like that ivy crap?



Damn close to it. Harder to dig up
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:23:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 1:24:13 AM EST by Kodiak-AK]
Wow . One of the few happy child hood memories I have of Florida is going out n my back yard and picking a bamboo sick to make a fishing pole from .
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:29:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
Does it spread fast like that ivy crap?


It's spreads like crab grass, with a lots of runners, the young shots are real tender and could be eaten, but the older shoots, oh man are they tough.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 2:55:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 3:02:41 AM EST by 71-Hour_Achmed]
The silly little "lucky bamboo" things that people are buying all over the place now aren't bamboo. They look a very little like it, but they aren't really a species of bamboo.

ETA:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/azgard/msg081900168272.html


http://www.americanbamboo.org/FAQ.html

If you bought “Lucky Bamboo,” “Chinese Bamboo,” “Curly Bamboo” or “Water Bamboo” the plant you bought isn’t bamboo at all, and not even a grass. Or, if the plant you bought has been growing in a vase with just water and some rocks or marbles, it is a Dracaena (probably Dracaena sanderiana but also possibly D. deremensis or D. fragrans 'Massangeana', which is also called the corn plant.)
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 2:59:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:
The silly little "lucky bamboo" things that people are buying all over the place now aren't bamboo. They look a very little like it, but they aren't really a species of bamboo.



And what would you call it?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:03:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:
The silly little "lucky bamboo" things that people are buying all over the place now aren't bamboo. They look a very little like it, but they aren't really a species of bamboo.



And what would you call it?


See additional notes added above.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:11:24 AM EST
Bamboo SUXXX!!!!!

It's infested my backyard. Came underground from my neighbors.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:22:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:
The silly little "lucky bamboo" things that people are buying all over the place now aren't bamboo. They look a very little like it, but they aren't really a species of bamboo.



And what would you call it?


See additional notes added above.



Gardenweb. Nice. My wife posts there sometimes. Shes the plant freak, not me so I wont pretend to say one way or another. I do know she has a cool ittle verugated bamboo thingie in the little vase thingie that looks like those bamboo thingies they sell in the store except it has white stripes around the leaves.
Its a cool thingie for sure.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:29:11 AM EST
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:37:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.



Panda's only eat certain kinds of bamboo! We had acres of that stuff growing in the southern end of the county where I grew up..the national zoo would send a truck down every so often to haul it up the road. OTOH my godmother was stuck with acres of the crap that they wouldn't eat.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:47:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.



Panda's only eat certain kinds of bamboo! We had acres of that stuff growing in the southern end of the county where I grew up..the national zoo would send a truck down every so often to haul it up the road. OTOH my godmother was stuck with acres of the crap that they wouldn't eat.



Still, it would be cool to have a Panda roaming around in my back yard!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:51:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4arc:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.



Panda's only eat certain kinds of bamboo! We had acres of that stuff growing in the southern end of the county where I grew up..the national zoo would send a truck down every so often to haul it up the road. OTOH my godmother was stuck with acres of the crap that they wouldn't eat.



Still, it would be cool to have a Panda roaming around in my back yard!



+1
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:52:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.



Panda's only eat certain kinds of bamboo! We had acres of that stuff growing in the southern end of the county where I grew up..the national zoo would send a truck down every so often to haul it up the road. OTOH my godmother was stuck with acres of the crap that they wouldn't eat.



What's your ethnicity?


Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:01:00 AM EST
FIRE
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:03:48 AM EST
I don't lose any sleep over the thought
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:06:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:
The silly little "lucky bamboo" things that people are buying all over the place now aren't bamboo. They look a very little like it, but they aren't really a species of bamboo.



And what would you call it?



I was under the impression they were corn plants.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:09:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By psychotr:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:
The silly little "lucky bamboo" things that people are buying all over the place now aren't bamboo. They look a very little like it, but they aren't really a species of bamboo.



And what would you call it?



I was under the impression they were corn plants.



Look, the only thing I know about bush is how to hit it, lick it and split it ok? Gimme a break here fellas!!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:15:16 AM EST
real hard to get rid of in the yard. If you plant it you have to contain the roots(rhizomes)in something or it will take over everything
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:37:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.



Panda's only eat certain kinds of bamboo! We had acres of that stuff growing in the southern end of the county where I grew up..the national zoo would send a truck down every so often to haul it up the road. OTOH my godmother was stuck with acres of the crap that they wouldn't eat.



What's your ethnicity?





110% white, bordering on transluscent. What the hell does my ethnicity have to do with bamboo growing in southern MD that was fed to Panda's in the National Zoo?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:45:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.



Panda's only eat certain kinds of bamboo! We had acres of that stuff growing in the southern end of the county where I grew up..the national zoo would send a truck down every so often to haul it up the road. OTOH my godmother was stuck with acres of the crap that they wouldn't eat.



What's your ethnicity?





110% white, bordering on transluscent. What the hell does my ethnicity have to do with bamboo growing in southern MD that was fed to Panda's in the National Zoo?





I don't know either but I'm dying to hear this one! I have it in my yard (my neighbors had it first) and I'm white
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:48:02 AM EST
It sucks to have it in your yard. You can also be taken to court if it invades your neighbor's yards. I have seen it happen.

On the plus side, you have lots of material to make punjii sticks
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:51:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:57:42 AM EST
Hell CAMPYBOB... we've got cactuses growing all over here locally now.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:08:53 AM EST
It must be nuked from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

I remember a story on 60 Minutes or 20/20 or something like that back in the early 80's about how kudzu was threatening to engulf the entire South and drive all other life from the planet. They were trying so hard to whip people into a paranoid frenzy you would have thought that it was going to topple governments and interrupt welfare payments.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:08:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4arc:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.



Panda's only eat certain kinds of bamboo! We had acres of that stuff growing in the southern end of the county where I grew up..the national zoo would send a truck down every so often to haul it up the road. OTOH my godmother was stuck with acres of the crap that they wouldn't eat.



What's your ethnicity?





110% white, bordering on transluscent. What the hell does my ethnicity have to do with bamboo growing in southern MD that was fed to Panda's in the National Zoo?





I don't know either but I'm dying to hear this one!



Me too!



Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:12:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
FIRE



Fire won't kill bamboo. In fact, fire will make it grow faster.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:30:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Slash:

Originally Posted By M4arc:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.



Panda's only eat certain kinds of bamboo! We had acres of that stuff growing in the southern end of the county where I grew up..the national zoo would send a truck down every so often to haul it up the road. OTOH my godmother was stuck with acres of the crap that they wouldn't eat.



What's your ethnicity?





110% white, bordering on transluscent. What the hell does my ethnicity have to do with bamboo growing in southern MD that was fed to Panda's in the National Zoo?





I don't know either but I'm dying to hear this one!



Me too!



Me three!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:42:03 PM EST
I have it next to my drive way. I had to take my dozer and dig a 1 foot deep trench next to my paved driveway because the stuff was growing up THROUGH the blacktop and ruining it.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:49:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 3:50:13 PM EST by Penguin_101]

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By Slash:

Originally Posted By M4arc:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.



Panda's only eat certain kinds of bamboo! We had acres of that stuff growing in the southern end of the county where I grew up..the national zoo would send a truck down every so often to haul it up the road. OTOH my godmother was stuck with acres of the crap that they wouldn't eat.



What's your ethnicity?





110% white, bordering on transluscent. What the hell does my ethnicity have to do with bamboo growing in southern MD that was fed to Panda's in the National Zoo?





I don't know either but I'm dying to hear this one!



Me too!



Me three!



Me Fore
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:16:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 4:16:59 PM EST by dawg_killer]

Originally Posted By BlammO:
It must be nuked from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

I remember a story on 60 Minutes or 20/20 or something like that back in the early 80's about how kudzu was threatening to engulf the entire South and drive all other life from the planet. They were trying so hard to whip people into a paranoid frenzy you would have thought that it was going to topple governments and interrupt welfare payments.



Speaking of kudzu, I just visited my in-laws in Chattanooga, Tennesse and the kudzu had enveloped thousands of acres of huge trees. It looked like a leafy blanket thrown over the trees. It was sickening. I assume it will kill all those trees eventually because it robs them of sunlight.

Edited to add: I'm white.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:19:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Here at work several people have the bamboo plants. If you havent seen them you can get them for a few dollars at most flea markets and some grocery stores. Im thinking these might cause a problem in a few years or so when people get tired of it, or think its dead and throw it out probaly in the yard so they can keep the little pot it comes in.

Bamboo is not something I want growing in or near my yard thats certain, I expect most people who have deal with it before will agree with me.

It's kudzu's weaker cousin - KILL IT BEFORE IT KILLS YOU!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:29:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:46:04 PM EST
When I was a kid, about every third house had cane growing - for decoration and for fishing poles. The only wild cane I could walk right to now is along the White River in Arkansas, haven't seen any elsewhere for a long time.

Nothin' like a cane pole.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:59:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
FIRE



Fire won't kill bamboo. In fact, fire will make it grow faster.



I can't believe no one has said this yet: Tannerite!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:06:28 PM EST
The guy that comes up with an inexpensive herbicide for "damnboo" that works will get really rich. I could kill my neighbor...
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:09:56 PM EST
Me and my little bro had to use a 2 ton ratchet puller (like for boats) to get it out of the yard we moved into in 2000, the yard took almost 3 years to get back to normal

That stuff that people have in the office is lucky bamboo and not actual bamboo. My wife had some and it is different stuff. Not as hard to kill and will never get that tough with roots etc.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 4:57:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
The guy that comes up with an inexpensive herbicide for "damnboo" that works will get really rich. I could kill my neighbor...



Vinegar.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:13:59 AM EST
Cut the stalks off about a foot off the ground and pour a little gasoline in. After two weeks or so you can pull them up by hand. Nothing ever came back, and I had it thick enough to hide Viet Cong.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:19:48 AM EST
A mixture of 245T & 24D works wonders on bamboo....
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:23:07 AM EST
If the stuff gets loose any place where it can get water, you're screwed.

It will grow in any kind of soil equally well.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:31:15 AM EST
Does it winter very well?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:31:59 AM EST
I have a lot of the devil's plant in my yard. Two years ago, I cut one down that measured 76' high and about 5" in diameter at the base. I have since surrendered to the bamboo.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:51:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
The guy that comes up with an inexpensive herbicide for "damnboo" that works will get really rich. I could kill my neighbor...



Vinegar.



Really? Do you just pour it on the ground, around the base of the bamboo?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:59:20 AM EST
MOAB
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:59:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By Penguin_101:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By Slash:

Originally Posted By M4arc:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I have it in my yard and it's a nightmare! I'm thinking of bringing in a panda bear to help clear it out.



Panda's only eat certain kinds of bamboo! We had acres of that stuff growing in the southern end of the county where I grew up..the national zoo would send a truck down every so often to haul it up the road. OTOH my godmother was stuck with acres of the crap that they wouldn't eat.



What's your ethnicity?





110% white, bordering on transluscent. What the hell does my ethnicity have to do with bamboo growing in southern MD that was fed to Panda's in the National Zoo?





I don't know either but I'm dying to hear this one!



Me too!



Me three!



Me Fore



Me five. Can I get a six?
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