One of the bamboo characteristics is its shooting date. Some will start shooting in early spring, as soon as the soil starts warming up. Early shooters from my list of bamboos are Fargesia Rufa and Phyllostachys pubescens ‘Moso’ seedling. There are also bamboos that do not like to wake up in the spring, but they will gladly shoot vigorously just before the winter kicks in and fries all the new growth – Borinda fungosa (gaolinensis ?).
I used to write down shooting dates into an online data table which became messy and way too large. To make things a bit more simple and easier to understand, I created separated charts of shooting dates I recorded for each of the bamboos I own. It may be a bit harder to compare multiple bamboos since the graphs are separated. By including more bamboos on the same graph, the whole thing becomes too crowded and it gets even harder to get any useful information from it.
To make it easier to compare different bamboos and their average shooting dates, I included another graph which holds that information. Bamboos are sorted from the latest shooter to those that start earlier.