June 1, 2012

Bamboo Tomato Stakes

I have seen this idea on many blogs.  Carolyn at homework made some
from bamboo stakes and twigs, but I wanted mine to be free and I
didn't have stakes and none of my trees are big enough yet for twigs.

With free guiding my creativity, I called a friend who had a neighbor with a bamboo patch,
I asked her if I could "borrow" some of the dead plants and she grabbed some for me.

At first, I tried cutting the sticks with small pruning shears....didn't work.
Then, I tried a hand saw....still didn't work, so hubby hauled out the miter saw....perfect!

After I cut all the pieces, I just tied the corners with string.
I already had the jute twine, so the whole project was free!!

Now my goal is to not kill my plants!  I have more of a painted
thumb than a green thumb!!


Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Love this idea! In fact, I wish I had seen it two days ago before I went to Home Depot to purchase the wire ones!! I guess I could always return them. I like yours so much better!!

Bliss said...

Well those are cuter than the metal ones adorning the pots of tomato's on my deck!


Lucy said...

My mother requested a trip to the garden center to get some wire cages for her tomatoes, but I remembered this post and will be making her some. They will be nicer on her deck than the wire ones. Thanks for the great idea.

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