What Other Repurposed Materials Can I Use? Quick!

A few weeks ago, I blogged about being a gardener and how that, in of itself, is to be a repurposer. (Is that a word? Well, in my vocabulary it is.  Definition: one who uses repurposed materials.)  I didn’t count on something though…mother nature.

Sounds strange, right? A gardener not accounting for what mother nature can do to your well thought out plans?

Here’s what happened. I have a shrub, a “Mexican Bamboo”, that I cut down every early spring.

Mexican Bamboo in bloom

Mexican Bamboo in bloom

This is necessary to keep it clean and tidy.  It QUICKLY grows new stalks every season.  The old stalks, once dry, are like bamboo.  I have a supply of new bamboo poles every season to stake my veggies like beans, cucumbers, and other vines.  Well, we had a very wet snow in early March.  It was beautiful when we opened the blinds in the morning.  But, my bamboo stalks were snapped and laying on the ground.

Snapped Mexican Bamboo

Snapped Mexican Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, I have a question for you.  What other material could I repurpose? I use them to stake my raspberries, using a box style.  For my sugar snap peas I make a tee-pee shape.  Leave a suggestion!

 

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