There are winter hardy bamboo species. I'm in Zone 6, and there are varieties that are winter hardy here.I want to grow bamboo now.
I just assumed it wouldn't grow in my climate, so I never thought to try it. I wonder if the winter would kill it off completely or if it would just come back in the spring.
Hmmm.... I think this would present yet another problem: those solutions don't appear to be environmentally-friendly either. I guess us vegans would have to team up with environmentally-conscious "foodies" and just turn our appetites on them. We'd also have to find other uses for the bamboo.Experts at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office recommend burying thick 60-ml polypropylene or fiberglass about three feet deep, and leaving another two inches of material above the soil to inhibit surface spreading. Morgan Judy of Clemson University Cooperative Extension suggests creating a solid barrier made of concrete, metal or pressure-treated wood at least 18 inches deep around the bamboo.