Suggestions for small stakes before planting?

sturgeonguy(5a ON)April 28, 2008

I have a number of cuttings in 4" pots that are waiting to be bought/planted out. Meanwhile, a couple of my Dinner Plant varieties like Gregory Stephen and Bodacious could use a stake to help them.

IÂm looking for suggestions as to what to use for a stake for something Cheers,

Russ

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Poochella(7 WA)

How about cheap light weight bamboo garden stakes? Unbent hangers, perhaps in a narrow V shape inverted? I gave up on cuttings, but I never ever had any 24 inches tall either.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 11:33PM
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linht(4a)

Hi Russ,

This may sound bizarre but they do make chopsticks that are very sturdy, lightweight and about 1 and 1/2 to 2 feet in length.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 10:46PM
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sturgeonguy(5a ON)

Thanks! Chopsticks worked perfectly!! I also realized that fondue forks work too!

Cheers,
Russ

    Bookmark   May 2, 2008 at 7:01AM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

Where do you find 2 foot long chopsticks?!? I could use some myself.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2008 at 12:48PM
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linht(4a)

linnea56,

They can usually be found pretty cheap at asian markets/groceries. If you're in IL, then you'd probably find something in Chicago's chinatown. I've made the 8 hour drive out there from MN a few times and their chinatown is pretty big. Good luck!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2008 at 11:43PM
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Poochella(7 WA)

Another shorter option I just employed: shishkabob sticks as used for grilling veggies. Works great. Thin and lightweight.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2008 at 5:10PM
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