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Sunday, 20 June 2010

Bamboo and first cucumber

After just over 6 weeks we are making progress. I've just had a sandwich made with our first harvested basil accompanied by our first harvested cucumber.  Yesterday I harvested Bamboo at a friends house and today I trimmed it and hung it to dry. This batch is destined for our grape arbor. 12 pieces at 20 feet by an average 1.5" in diameter. It also produced a goodly pile of trimmings for the leaf mold pile as well as some small stuff for plant stakes, rebar, and pins for bamboo construction.


Anonymous said...

That's a succulent looking cucumber. Ours are doing well too (in the UK) but not a hope of growing bamboo I think!

C Robb said...

Yes you are probably right though the botanical garden in Sheffield had a few healthy stands of it. There are many varieties and it is incredible hardy. I'm looking forward to a few healthy stands of our own.