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AGelbert

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The Bamboo "monster"
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2014, 06:03:35 pm »

The Bamboo "Monster"

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Did you know that from 1898 to 1975 the US Department of Agriculture introduced hundreds of my varieties to the states. The plan was to plant me widely as a commercially viable plant. Around 1960, the New Crops Branch of the USDA studied Phyllostachys bambusoides and loblolly pine to compare yields for pulp production. Then on July 1, 1965 the Department of Agriculture just stopped researching me. I was very confused by that because Iím much more virile than pine. Latter I found out that the government turned their back on me because loblolly pine business interests wanted them to.  >:(The same thing happened to hemp.  >:(

Contrary to what idiots may think, I am native to North America. Iím not an invasive weed, or a pest. For some reason Americans seem to think that I can defy the laws of nature. They think I will ďtake overĒ if you plant me. Well, yeah, I will take over if you donít keep me in check. Let me tell you a little secret. Iíll throw this little nugget out there as a peace offering; I have an Achilles Heel. If you want to control me, all you have to do is dig a trench around me and fill it with sand. Then, twice a year, you take a spade and plunge it into the sand. When you find one of my rhizomes you cut it. Itís called root pruning (or rhizome pruning in my case), and it really is that easy. If you do that I wonít escape containment. Well, I may still find my way out by plunging down beneath your trench, but eventually, if I do that, Iíll send up a shoot and then youíll know where I escaped. Then you just eat the shoot, or donít, and pull the rhizome up and put me back into containment.

My growth habits are not a state secret, and Iím easy to contain if you just understand how I grow. Sure, once I get established as a healthy grove Iím just about impossible to get rid of, but then whatís wrong with being strong and powerful? I am stronger than steel and Iím capable of weathering hurricanes. Indigenous cultures know that when mother nature strikes via natural disasters Iím the safest place to seek refuge. Iíve been told that I have somewhere around 1400 uses for mankind. Why, kind reader, do Americans hate the most useful plant to them on the planet?!!!          

Full article with graphics at link below:

http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/index.php/topic,3320.msg55274.html#msg55274
« Last Edit: September 03, 2014, 08:35:35 pm by AGelbert »
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