This paper reports the effects of moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescense) vinegar, with different diluents, on the growth of lettuce, cole and cucumber based on field tests. The results show that moso bamboo vinegar with 500–800 times dilution had good effect on the growth of tested vegetables. The harvest of vegetables increased from 18.8%–20.2% compared with a control. The height and the weight of the average single vegetable tested also increased. The main components of moso bamboo vinegar were analyzed by GC-MS and the positive effect on the growth was, in the first instance, attributed to a synergistic effect of trace amounts of the main components of bamboo vinegar.
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Mu, J., Yu, Zm., Wu, Wq. et al. Preliminary study of application effect of bamboo vinegar on vegetable growth. For. Stud. China 8, 43–47 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11632-006-0023-6