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Suggestions for small stakes before planting?

Posted by sturgeonguy 5a Ont Canada (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 28, 08 at 21:56

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.

Im looking for suggestions as to what to use for a stake for something < 24". It cant be very heavy as a 4" pot doesnt give it a lot to sit in.

Cheers,
Russ


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RE: Suggestions for small stakes before planting?

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.


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RE: Suggestions for small stakes before planting?

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.


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RE: Suggestions for small stakes before planting?

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

Cheers,
Russ


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RE: Suggestions for small stakes before planting?

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


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RE: Suggestions for small stakes before planting?

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!


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RE: Suggestions for small stakes before planting?

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


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