How to plant bamboo

How to plant bamboo

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Knowing how to plant bamboo correctly can help produce healthier crops and increase productivity on bamboo farms and plantations. The space between the plants determines the size of bamboo sticks you can expect in the future.

Distance between bamboo plants

The distance between bamboo plant depends on the species planted, the main purpose of planting, as well as the soil and climate conditions of the region.

The size and physical dimensions of the planted bamboo species are important factors in determining the planting density. High density (narrow spacing) is suitable for small size bamboo, and low density (wide spacing) is suitable for large size bamboo.

If bamboo plant are too close together, the crop will suffer from canopy stress, loss of soil moisture due to evaporation, and competition from weeds and other vegetation. If the plantings are too dense, bamboo plants will compete for light, space, soil moisture and nutrients.

By knowing how to plant bamboo, plantations have a constant flow of straw production. You can follow the recommendations for the following ranges:

• For thick meats of medium diameter, the ideal distance is 5×5 meters. This requires 400 pieces per hectare or 160 pieces per acre. This range is suitable for species such as Guadua angustifolia, Dendrocalamus aspen and Dendrocalamus brandishing. In well-maintained conditions, it can measure up to 6×6 or 7×7 meters.

• For small seeds, a space of 4×4 meters is sufficient. This requires 625 plants per hectare.

• For large species like Dendrocalamushamiltonii, the spacing is 7 x 7 meters, or 205 plants per hectare. For Dendrocalamus giantess this can be up to 10 x 10 meters or up to 100 plants per hectare.

• If the main objective is soil stabilization, you can also reduce the distance by 3 x 3 meters (1100 plants per hectare).

• If the objective is to plant bamboo on the riverbank or protect the area from landslides and avalanches, the distance can also be 3×3 meters or 2.5×2.5 meters. In such cases, bamboo can also be mixed with suitable fast-growing varieties.

How to plant bamboo with bulk and trench methods

With the trench-trench method, a trench is dug and the excavated soil is poured into a pile for planting bamboo on an embankment 1 meter wide and 50 cm high.

Before planting bamboo, it is necessary to prepare in advance to stabilize the trench and trench.

The dam and trench method has a number of advantages. Bamboo planted in well-made mounds of soil excavated from trenches grows well. Later, more soil can be dug out of the trench and piled around the bamboo mat. The trench can also be used for watering and making organic compost.

How to plant bamboo at triangular intervals?

For commercial bamboo plantations, we recommend staggered tree planting on a triangular grid. This involves digging holes in alternating columns of the same column, with the center column made up of holes located in the middle of the previous column.

This will make optimal use of the plantation area and maximize the distribution space available for each bamboo mat. It also ensures that the row spacing of plants that can be used for intermediate seeding and organic compost production is the same, making it easier to pass.

How to plant bamboo in a well?

After clearing the ground and before digging the hole, measure the area to plant the bamboo and mark it with a toothpick from the center point of the hole.

The holes should be wide and deep enough so that the bamboo roots have enough space and the search for water and nutrients is not limited. It is best to prepare the holes before the rainy season and expose the excavated soil to the weather.

As a rule, the larger the hole, the better the rhizome grows. Layers and rhizomes should be planted in holes ranging in size from 60x60x60 to 100x100x100 cm. For seedlings and cuttings of branches, the size can be reduced to 30 x 30 x 30 or 45 x 45 x 45 centimeters.

How to plant bamboo in a well:

• Mix the soil well in the holes a few days before planting.

• Remove competing weeds and vegetation within a 50 cm radius around the well.

• If the hole is 60x60x60 cm, mix the soil with about 5 kg of agricultural fertilizer (FYM), 100 grams of urea, 100 grams of superphosphate and 50 grams of potassium hydrochloride. Ammonium type nitrogen increases water intake and results in faster growth.

• Place the plant upright in the hole, taking care not to twist the roots.

• Line the holes with mixed concentrated soil.

• After planting, water with 12-20 liters of water, depending on current weather conditions. It provides the rhizomes and roots with the necessary moisture and compacts the loose soil around the plant.

• If necessary, reduce the amount of water and repeat watering the next day. For the next 10 weeks, if there is not enough rain, continue watering first at 1 day intervals and then up to once every 3 days.

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