Bamboo soil?

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  1. Itr786

    Itr786 Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi everyone, I'm a bit of a novice, so please be kind!

    I'm planting 3 bamboo plants in the coming days, but uncertain on what kind of soil I should use?

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    @Itr786 Containers or in the ground?
    Containers I'd say John Innes No 3 and add about 25% grit if you live in a rainy area.
    in the ground well drained, fertile soil that doesn't get bone dry.
    At the moment in a lot of England they will need watering almost every day.
     
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    Hi, yes it's in the ground. I don't have any garden centres around me, so what's available from B&Q and a like is where I'll need to go to buy some

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    I just dug a hole, broke up the bottom, added some blood, fish and bone, spread out the roots, filled hole in and watered well.
    These days I would add some Mycorhizzal fungi.
    If you have some garden compost I would dig some of that into the planting hole.
    I would also suggest soaking the plants for 30 minutes or so in water before planting.
    At the moment I'm not planting anything in the ground until it is a) cooler and b) has rained more than a shower.
     
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