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This informational category is used to provide detailed guidelines and information on dealing with plants and products in a useful format. For more general tips and information be sure to check the FAQs section of the forum. If you have a specific question, don't hesitate to post it in the question section of the main forum. Your question may very well trigger a longer article that may be posted here at a later time.

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4 Pests - Romalea microptera: Eastern Lubber Grasshopper 20268
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7 World Hardiness Zone Information 17895
 

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Bamboo shoots will emerge from the ground for a few inches and usually pause for about a week before continuing to shoot skyward. They are covered by a hard protective sheath at each node which is deciduous and falls away once the shoot fully extends outward. The sheath has several functions, one of which is to protect the new shoot as it extends its internodes. At this stage the new shoots have a high water content and are very soft. The diameter of the shoot at its base is the diameter that the new culm (cane) will have when fully mature and throughout its life. New shoots extend upward by extending its internodes similar to the way a telescoping antenna will extend by pulling on it. They are fully extended and hardened off in apx 6 weeks from emerging from the ground.