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Bamboo Forest

We have a couple of varieties of bamboo growing in our garden and our farm...there is a stand of Giant Bamboo that gives us useful material up to 15 metres long and 15 cm diameter...there is a stand of thinner, but very sturdy, bamboo we use for hoe and broom handles...both varieties also give us fresh bamboo shoots that are delicious to eat [curries, especially].

 

Until recently, though, I searched in vain for a commercial bamboo farm. Now I have found one...rode right by it on my bike on a road not more than 5km from our house. I stopped briefly, and made this picture.

 

Bamboo is lovely stuff!

Bamboo Forest

We have a couple of varieties of bamboo growing in our garden and our farm...there is a stand of Giant Bamboo that gives us useful material up to 15 metres long and 15 cm diameter...there is a stand of thinner, but very sturdy, bamboo we use for hoe and broom handles...both varieties also give us fresh bamboo shoots that are delicious to eat [curries, especially].

 

Until recently, though, I searched in vain for a commercial bamboo farm. Now I have found one...rode right by it on my bike on a road not more than 5km from our house. I stopped briefly, and made this picture.

 

Bamboo is lovely stuff!

comments (10)

Je préfère la photo en couleur.
Ray: Je les aimais également, Martine, j'ai donc décidé d'inclure les deux.
Bamboo is fascinating stuff... I like the B&W.
Ray: I never get tired of being near bamboo, Elizabeth. The giant bamboo moves very gracefully in the lightest breeze, and makes very sensuous moaning noises.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Jul 2017, 06:12
Never knew you could make curries out of it! Actually upon reflection I suppose there are few things you can't do with the stuff..
Ray: Bamboo shoots are delicious, Chris...either stir-fried or in curries. I'll be sure to include it on the menu when you visit. Just one thing...it is not recommended eating by folks suffering from gout.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jul 2017, 06:43
I thought at first that this was on your estate. I'm always amazed at what you can do with bamboo. Have you thought about getting a panda?
Ray: We do have some growing, Alan, but these pics are from a bamboo farm I found.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Jul 2017, 06:45
Oh yes, lovely suff- and I love the left image! Thank you for your information!
Ray: Bamboo is very useful, Philine, but also very picturesque.
Merci pour les explications
On fait des vetements maintenant avec le bambou
J'ai aussi mangé du bambou..rare quand même par chez nous ..
Bonne journée
Ray: Oui ... le bambou a beaucoup d'usages, Claudine, et c'est l'une des choses importantes à développer dans la cour de la maison.
Bamboo shoots in a curry sounds interesting Ray
Ray: It is an interesting thing to eat, Bill...I enjoy it very much.
Bamboo is a type of grass is it not? It seems implausible but I somehow think it may be so.
Ray: I have seen bamboo described as World's Tallest Grass, Mary.
The mono version is far superior ... they use bamboo as scaffold poles in India.
Ray: Bamboo is used as scaffolding all over Asia, Richard...cheap, strong, readily available.

In Thailand it is being somewhat sidelined by eucalypt saplings, as they are even cheaper and more readily available.
i agree about it being lovely stuff, Ray.

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