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Q.Will Bamboo Root Dirt Reroot Itself In My Grass?

Zone Cm21 | Abwills added on May 6, 2024 | Answered

My partner recently repotted some very large pots of bamboo, it was a struggle to get it out of the original pots and he ended up with bamboo root dirt, dead roots and compost from the original pots all over the garden. My worry is this bamboo will reroot itself and the precautions we put in place in the new raised bed will be a waste. How can I make sure it doesn’t reroot itself and spread all over the garden? This may be a silly question but I don’t no and just want to make sure.

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Answered on May 6, 2024

Unless a rhizome fell into the soil, just roots shouldn't be an issue. There is a definite difference between the two, as I'm sure that you have noticed. If it is still a concern, then pulling each instant up by hand will be the best way to get rid of it. If there are other plants already in then other methods may harm them. If the bed is still empty, then pouring boiling water on the area should ensure that there are no survivors.


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