Starting this thread to see if anyone has any input or knowledge using bamboo as I have been doing some digging trying to see if bamboo has a role in helping our soil life and everything I have found shows to help the soil. My concern would be possibly giving too much silica, if that is a thing, as I’m new to growing.
From what I have gathered so far is that it is beneficial to help yield, growth, and soil life. Bamboo is a fast growing plant mainly because it creates its food from its mulch and leaves. Creating its mycorrhizal fungus, promotes the supply of rhizosphere soil and soil PH levels. Also containing 10x more silica than horsetail.
I have found some publications and a few sites that have information on this.
So I did a test sample of water this morning to see what adding bamboo extract would do. The package states 2 of their scoops is 600mg of bamboo extract which measures out to 1/4tsp and to add it to your liquid of choice. So I decided to use 375ml to make it easier for conversions.
Here is my Journal if you are interested. She seems to be happy so far! Probably going to stip with the bamboo once she is in full flower. I read adding silica during flower could diminish yields but still doing more research. Plus the point of silica is to strengthen cell walls so she can support bud weight right?