I had this crazy idea that I wanted to do crafts with bamboo. Not just any bamboo- I want big, 3 inch wide bamboo. I bought some mini-greenhouse-type things, and I ordered a hundred bamboo seeds. And then I started researching planting them. It took little time for me to realize that I had done things in the wrong order… It turns out that bamboo takes years to reach maturity, and bamboo does not grow quickly until it is a few years old.
So I started shopping for live bamboo locally. So far, I haven’t had a lot of luck.