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.
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.
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!