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Chinese Takeout and Transplants

By HollyAnnS
June 20, 2014

Chopsticks make great gardening tools. So do many other kitchen utensils.

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jun 20, 2014 5:41 AM CST
I couldn't garden without these things. I have chopsticks everywhere, and use them for pricking out seedlings, sticking cuttings, etc.

I use
- spoons to transplant tiny plants.
- forks to separate tangled seedling roots
- knives to cut apart wintersown "chia pet" seedlings.

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HollyAnnS
Jun 20, 2014 6:28 AM CST
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I have several old spoons, forks and knives in my potting shed. They come in handy for all kinds of little jobs.
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frostweed
Jun 20, 2014 7:02 AM CST
I use a large frozen food knife to cut through big root balls that i want to divide, it cuts through anything and it works great!! Smiling
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jun 20, 2014 8:31 AM CST
Chopsticks are often made of bamboo which makes them last longer as markers in the garden.
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midnight21
Jun 20, 2014 8:33 AM CST
I use a pair of my wife's nail scissors to take small softwood cuttings. Much safer than knife or scalpel, and bend the prongs down of an old fork to make a small rake for seed trays.
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HollyAnnS
Jun 22, 2014 6:47 AM CST
I use a fork as a rake, too. Usually when potting up small house plants.
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