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8 Foot Bamboo Stakes

JasonGG | Posted in Mid-Atlantic Gardening on

I am trying to find 8 foot bamboo stakes for Cobra pole beans.  I can only find 6 foot locally and only online for $100+.  Does anyone know where they can be purchased in Maryland or online for a reasonable price?

Thanks – Jason


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    LSweeney_moderator | | #1

    Hi Jason,

    I have typically only seen 6ft stakes in stores, but as you mentioned, it looks like 8ft is widely available online for a price. Since bamboo is invasive and I often see it growing in local parks and natural areas, you might check with your local parks service or municipality and inquire if they allow harvesting of invasive bamboo or perhaps offer it the way many places offer wood chips and compost to residents.

    1. JasonGG | | #2

      Thank you for the suggestion. I saw the 8' lengths used on a British gardening show, so thought they might be easy enough to find here in the U.S. I will definitely contact the local park service. I have seen bamboo growing on the side of the road and considered cutting some of those, but wasn't sure how readily those cuttings would take root wherever I used them. I will certainly look into that, though. Thanks so much for responding - Jason

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        LSweeney_moderator | | #3

        I have never had freshly cut bamboo stakes root in; I had never even considered it as a possibility! You could always let them dry out for a few days before using.

        1. JasonGG | | #4

          I googled, and it does say fresh bamboo will root from cuttings. I don't want that, but it may be a good idea to cut them now and store them in the garage until the Spring so they are dry and dead. Thanks again :)

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    Chloe_Moderator | | #5

    Ive gotten large bamboo stakes by asking around on my neighborhood Facebook groups. A number of people had stands of it and were happy to let me come and cut as much as I needed. I did let it dry a few weeks to avoid rooting and never had an issue.

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