With its six inches of diameter, our five-week-old culm is now the height of many fully grown trees. I’m guessing it’s between twenty-five and thirty feet – but I haven’t checked for some hours.
Most people don’t believe that something can grow like this. Or that in a couple more weeks it will never grow another millimetre in height. Or that it will have a subsequent subterranean and canopy growth as remarkable as its height-spurt.
Everything about moso is extreme, exceptional, radical, ambitious. Growing moso is like living with a compulsive gambler – but one who usually wins. It’s a ride!