Tying Up Plants on a Shoestring Budget: Thanks for the Reminder!

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Tying Up Plants on a Shoestring Budget

By vic
August 31, 2012

When your work boots or tennis shoes wear out and are ready to discard, first remove the shoe strings for use in tying up tall flowers or veggie plants.

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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Aug 31, 2012 4:27 AM CST
I had forgotten that shoe laces should be saved! I wonder how many pairs of shoestrings I have thrown out over the years? I'm always looking for something to tie up a plant.

And you can use the work boots to put hens and chicks in too! I just received a pair of old work boots that my Dad used to wear and am going to put a little memorial to him in my garden. The boots fit right in.



Vickie
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 31, 2012 5:27 AM CST
What a wonderful tribute to your father Lovey dubby
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Aug 31, 2012 4:29 PM CST
Good tip, Vic...
I'm like you, tying plants up with nearly anything I can find and can see that shoestrings would certainly be good to use.

Shoe (who might need to borrow someone's old boots to get the strings off 'em) :>)
Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 31, 2012 7:46 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 1, 2012 6:19 AM CST
You can't borrow mine, Shoe! Big Grin
Vickie
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Sep 1, 2012 5:33 PM CST
Heheheh, okay blue23, I'll leave your shoestrings alone.

Besides, all my tomatoes are now down on their knees anyway. But beware...there's always NEXT year! Hilarious!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 3, 2012 7:05 AM CST
Oh Oh! I will have to tie them up really really good Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: joyceg Graber
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joyceg
Sep 5, 2012 2:22 PM CST
hi, I also use shoestrings, but also use yarn which i cut to size and tie up everything that needs tying. In fact, the only plant that doesn't need to be tied are my wonderful Morning Glories, thanks to a galvanized fence.
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