When can I use this cut bamboo for garden purposes?
May 22, 2020 4:32 PM Subscribe
There's a long planter of bamboo between my house and the neighbor's. I'm pretty sure it's running bamboo, based on how the shoots are growing, but am not 100% sure. I had to trim a bunch of it today (overhanging the driveway) and would like to use the canes for garden stakes. My garden is 100% planter-based, so I don't think there's much chance of the bamboo escaping it, but I also don't want it to take over the planters/soil. If I stick them in the soil are they likely to immediately send out new roots/rhizomes? When are they "safe" to use?