I don't know that I'd call myself a sugarcane grower, but I did plant a piece of sugarcane given to me by a Samoan coworker a few years ago. It was a piece about two inches long and has grown without much help from me (other than watering) by leaps and bounds. Luckily, it hasn't leaped out of the large pot I planted it in (yet....) It is a prolific spreader, so if you put it in the ground, make sure you plan for it's extended family!stonerebel said:Any sugarcane growers out there?
Don't you know? It "misses" your grandfather's touch! :haha:stonerebel said:I have been around sugar cane all my life. My grandfather used to grow it we would grind every Thanksgiving, usually two boilers worth. He passed away several years ago and I have been trying to start this tradition again. I am having a hard time getting it to come up in bulk. Seems like I am only getting one stalk per joint planted instead of numerous stalks per joint. I have grown it all my life but the last three years I can not get a bumper crop at all.