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BAMBOO PLANTS

CULINARY USES

INDOOR BAMBOO CARE

CARING OF TALLER BAMBOO

BAMBOO IN THE GROUND

BAMBOO FABRIC

BAMBOO LINKS



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BAMBOO
PLANTS




Bamboo is a group of woody perennial
evergreen plants in the true grass
family Poaceae, subfamily Bambusoideae,
tribe Bambuseae.

Some of its members are giants, forming
by far the largest members of the grass
family.

New shoots of some of the larger species
can grow over 1 meter per day. They are
of economic and high cultural significance
in East Asia and South East Asia where they
are used extensively in gardens, as a build-
ing material as well as a food source.


In Chinese,
they are known as zhu
(Chinese: pinyin: zh),

In Japanese
as take
(Kanji: Hiragana: take),

in Korean
as dae or daenamu,

in Vietnamese
as Tre.



There are 91 genera and about 1,000 species
of bamboo. They are found in diverse climates,
from cold mountains to hot tropical regions.

They occur across East Asia, from 50N latitude
in Sakhalin through to northern Australia, and
west to India and the Himalaya.

They also occur in sub-Saharan Africa, and in
the Americas from the southeast of the United
States south to Argentina and Chile, there
reaching their furthest south anywhere, at
47S latitude.

Major areas with no native bamboos include
Europe, north Africa, western Asia, Canada,
most of Australia, and Antarctica.




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CULINARY
USES




Bamboo shoots:

The shoots:
(new bamboo culms that come out of the ground)
of bamboo, called zh sun (traditional)
or simply sun in Chinese, are edible.

They are used in numerous Asian dishes and
broths, and are available in supermarkets
in various sliced forms, both fresh and
canned version.

Bamboo shoot tips are called zh sun jian
or simply sun jian.

In Indonesia they are sliced thinly and
then boiled with santan (thick coconut
milk) and spices to make a dish named
gulai rebung.

Other recipes using bamboo shoots are
sayur lodeh (mixed vegetables in coconut
milk) and lun pia (sometimes written
lumpia: fried wrapped bamboo shoots with
vegetables).

Note that the shoots of some species contain
toxins that need to be leached or boiled out
before they can be eaten safely.


Pickled Bamboo:

Pickled bamboo, used as a condiment, may also
be made from the pith of the young shoots.


Sap:

The sap of young stalks tapped during the
rainy season may be fermented to make ulanzi
(a sweet wine) or simply made into a soft
drink.

Zhyqing jiu is a green-coloured Chinese
liquor that has bamboo leaves as one of
its ingredients.



WIKIPEDIA
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo




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INDOOR
BAMBOO
CARE




Care for indoor bamboo plants ensures
healthy growth of bamboo plant.

It includes proper:

fertilization,

nourishment,

sapping.


These in reality are wild long grass that
grows in the tropical region amidst the
warm climate.

Due to its easiness and ornamental look
they are usually grown indoors.

Alphonse Kerr and Japonica are some of the
fabulous plants that are usually grown at
home. Since these are sturdy plants various
steps have to be implemented to ensure their
growth. Caring of these plants becomes easier
as an individual gets familiar to it.


Maintaining tips:

Care for indoor bamboo plants can be
done by embedding them in a pot with soil
containing mix of fragmented rocks, pebbles
and clay.

This helps in proper drainage. Otherwise water
gets saturated resulting into rotting of roots.


Watering:

Watering needs to be done keeping in mind
the climatic conditions of the area.

Normally, soil speedily dries out when kept
indoors. Coiling of leaves shows that it is
not getting water properly whereas, sagging
signifies over watering.


Light:

Place the plant in area where it can get
adequate sunlight and enough shade.


Feeding:

Care for them also depends upon regular
organic feeding of chicken manure,

N: 10,

P: 6,

K: 5,

done in small quantities.


Misting:

Misting is another important step. It is
spraying spurt of water on plant.

It is used to imitate the damp conditions
that bamboo is habitat to. Use of Vaporizer
can be done for misting.


Pest:

Bamboos are usually resistant to pests but
sometimes they might get infected by fungus,
insects and microbes that cause spots on it.
So, pesticides have to be sprayed.


Planting Time:

Care for indoor bamboo plants hugely depends
on the time of its planting.

If it is planted in winter season then dense
protection is required so that soil remains
loose deep down even in frigid neighboring.




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CARING
OF
TALLER
PLANTS




If an individual wants to grow tall bamboo
plants, then routine trimming and tapering
has to be done, so that its branches don't
over spread.

Discard away the shrunken stems of the plant
by cutting it at the soil bed level. Care for
them also includes restricting its height. It
can be controlled by cutting it above nodes.

Bamboo sometimes extends till ceiling of house
in such case, cut out the stalk off the uppermost
branch. If lower stems have less or no branches,
then cut it from its lower third and reduce the
branches till second node of every branch.

This encourages growing of new, tender branches.
An individual can also surround the pot with
barricade, to accentuate the spreading of plant.
Soil near the barrier has to be hard without any
air pockets.



INDOOR PLANTS ADVICE
http://www.indoorplantsadvice.com/



EZINE
JASON HOBBS

http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jason_Hobbs/




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PLANTING
BAMBOO
IN
THE
GROUND







Planting bamboo in ground needs a little planning

Some stay quite small, others get very big. Lets
separate them into small, medium and large.




Small Clumping Bamboo:
(1 - 2 metres)


The small clumping species need no help
to stay where you plant them.




Medium Clumping:
(Over 2 3 metres tall)


For the medium size clumping species you
may wish to install an HDPE sheet
(approx. 450 mm deep),
to prevent growth from expanding in a
particular direction,
(For example hard up against a boundary.)




Large Clumping Bamboo
(12 metres plus)
Large clumping Species:


The large clumping species are very strong
underground. The rhizome can break a brick
wall.

Dont plant any closer than 2 metres (6)
to a masonry structure.

A HDPE barrier (450 mm deep) next to the
bamboo can modify its intrusion, even so
dont plant closer to the wall more than
1 metre (3).

Reinforced concrete 60 mm (5 1/4) minimum,
is the way to keep giant clumping bamboo in
place.




A summary of the three
steps for planting in
ground:


Make a big brew of compost and soil
(whatever you can get), If your ground
is hard or clayey you can make a mound
with your brew.

If you feed and water well the roots will
soon find their way into clay and utilise
its minerals.

Finish off with more water some food and
then water again. And again the next day.

A double handful of pelletised chicken
manure or similar for a bamboo around
1.5 metres (5) high. No closer than
10 cm (4) to the bamboo stems.



MR BAMBOO
BAMBOO CARE

http://www.mrbamboo.com.au/bamboo_care/plantgrd/plgrd.html/




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BAMBOO
FABRIC




Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made
from the pulp of the bamboo grass.

Bamboo fabric has been growing in popularity
because it has many unique properties and is
more sustainable than most textile fibers.

Bamboo fabric is light and strong, has
excellent wicking properties, and is to
some extent antibacterial.

Bamboo fiber resembles cotton in its unspun form,
a puffball of light, airy fibers. Many companies
use extensive bleaching processes to turn bamboo
fiber white, although companies producing organic
bamboo fabric leave the bamboo fiber unbleached.

To make bamboo fiber, bamboo is heavily pulped
until it separates into thin component threads
of fiber, which can be spun and dyed for weaving
into cloth.

Bamboo fabric is very soft and can be worn directly
next to the skin. Many people who experience allergic
reactions to other natural fibers, such as wool or
hemp, do not complain of this issue with bamboo.

The fiber is naturally smooth and round without
chemical treatment, meaning that there are no
sharp spurs to irritate the skin.




BAMBOO
FABRIC
LINKS




100 Bamboo Fabric suppliers
http://www.globalsources.com/manufacturers/100-Bamboo-Fabric.html

Green Living Online
http://www.greenlivingonline.com/



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BAMBOO
PLANT
LINKS




American Bamboo Society
http://www.americanbamboo.org/

The Australian Bamboo Network
http://www.ctl.com.au/abn/abn.htm/

Bamboo of the Americas (BOTA)
http://www.bamboooftheamericas.org/

Bamboo discovery
http://www.afrojazz.com/hosting/permaculture/bamboo/

The Bamboo Institute
http://www.thebambooinstitute.org/

Bamboo composites.com
http://www.bamboocomposites.com/

Bamboo N' More
http://www.bamboonmore.com/

BAMBOO PLANTS
http://www.indianchild.com/agriculture/bamboo_plants.htm/

Bamboo Web
http://www.kauai.net/bambooweb/bamboo.html/



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Burt Associates Bamboo
http://www.bamboos.com/index.html

Canada's Bamboo World
http://www.bambooworld.com/

Caring For Bamboo Plants
http://www.caringforbambooplants.com/

China Bamboo Centre
http://www.chinabamboocentre.com/

GARDEN GUIDES
http://www.gardenguides.com/

The Gardener's Network
http://www.gardenersnet.com/hplants/bamboo.htm

INDOOR PLANTS ADVICE
http://www.indoorplantsadvice.com

Growing Bamboo in Alabama
http://www.ag.auburn.edu/hort/landscape/bamboo.html/



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International Network for Bamboo and Rattan
http://www.inbar.int/

Italian Bamboo Society
http://www.bambuitalia.it/index.php?lang=eng/

Invasive Species.org
http://www.invasive.org/

LEWIS BAMBOO
http://www.lewisbamboo.com/

MR BAMBOO
http://www.mrbamboo.com.au/

PLANT CARE
http://www.plant-care.com/

The World of Bamboo
http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~bwc/

The World Bamboo Organization
http://www.world-bamboo.org/



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