My neighbor has noticed the rampant bamboo on my property that I never planted (it came with the house which was a foreclosure): http://picturepush.com/public/7734823
She bought bamboo about a year ago and all of it died.
So she asked me what I do to make mine grow like a weed. The answer is I do nothing. It gets sun all day. And that's about it (Santa Cruz mountains). I don't even water it (sprinklers are all broken.) http://picturepush.com/public/7734824
So, today I started digging out a few bamboo stalks for her, and wow was I surprised!
They're all connected together by an underground root system (or something)! I had to cut the lateral root to pull the plants out. Now I have three connected in a four-foot long row!
Before I pull it out totally to give to my neighbor, I'd like to ask advice since I do NOT have a green thumb.
Do you have advice for how to dig out and transplant bamboo from one house to another?
Conversely, how do I manage the bamboo I have which is growing like wildfire. Should I just cut them down to the stalks on the edge of the walkway where they're reaching out?