Recycle Your Bamboo Rake: Bamboo rakes?

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Recycle Your Bamboo Rake

By eclayne
November 13, 2012

Don't throw away your old bamboo rake. The tines can be re-purposed as plant supports or cut up with a wire cutter as bulb markers or plant labels.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Nov 12, 2012 8:16 PM CST Admin

I didn't know these existed!
Name: Evan
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Nov 13, 2012 4:58 PM CST

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I've been meaning to add a photo of these... but better late than never?

bulb marker
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Imho these rakes used to last longer than the plastic leaf rakes. The one I bought last year however didn't even last one season before the tines started to pull out. I don't remember where I bought it though, probably HD or Lowes.
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Name: Cheryl
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Nov 14, 2012 2:45 PM CST
I love recycling/upcycling garden items back into the garden! Thanks for the tip!
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Jan 23, 2013 9:34 AM CST
I have found that wooden popsicle sticks don't hold up in a moist environment with seed starting. Might be better in the garden. Not sure about bamboo, but the wooden sticks I used one time was a breeding ground for mould and it happened very quickly. Plastic is better for me for seed starting
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