Help for growing bamboo from seed

Well over the years my site has been linked from various others in regards to my simple bamboo seed germination directions or to bamboo in general.  If you are wondering, the link to the directions is here:

Growing Bamboo From Seed

Anways, looking through my webstats this morning I noted yet another new website to add to the list. This time it is a Croation website, at least that’s what the Google Toolbar states, and the entire thread is about growing bamboo.  It’s good to see that my directions are still helping people learn how to grow bamboo from seed, and not just in the United States but worldwide!

World Plants Forum Bamboo Thread

However, of all the sites to link to mine, none have been as prominent as the one that linked to my father’s website in an article regarding cherries, Mother Earth News!  It would be awesome if they ever did a bamboo article and mentioned my website too!

5 thoughts on “Help for growing bamboo from seed

  • January 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    My girlfriend & I read your article on how to grow Bamboo from seeds. We planted about 60 seeds & so far about 15 of them are shooting up.

    Thanks You !!

  • August 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Hi. I purchased moso seeds on ebay and in your instructions, I was wondering if you place the tub in a dark area to ensure the sprouts come up thick enough

    • August 21, 2010 at 11:57 am

      Good morning Kathy,

      Placing the tub in a dark area will not matter in regards to the new seed shoots coming up thicker. All will come up tender and will need some gentle care when transplanting. Only time and planting conditions will dictate how big next years growth will be. From the seedlings stage it will certainly take several years for the bamboo to a few feet tall and bush like, and for moso to look like the giant forests you see in pictures and movies it will takes 10+ years.

  • August 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I’m interested in purchasing bamboo seeds. Can you provide me with a price list, please?



    • August 4, 2011 at 9:05 am

      Hello Buf, and thanks for inquiry!

      Unfortunately I do not have any bamboo seed for sale. Coming across a bamboo plant that is in seed is often a very rare event, and the seed that is produced can be even more unreliable as far as viability (as it seems to have a very small window for germination if not properly handled and stored). I was fortunate enough to purchase a few thousand moso seeds years ago from a vendor on eBay, and every now and then I find some somewhere in seed, grab a handful and try to grow it. If we lived in China there’d be plenty of seed, and unfortunately we can’t legally import it.

      Wish I could have helped you more.



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