I can’t tell you how many ways I’ve used clothespins in the garden this year.
Maybe I can…
1. Wrote a plant name on the side using a Sharpie. Attached it to a stick and *voila* instant row marker on the cheap.
2. Grabbed a bird net from the garage—and using sticks and pins, created an easy pest barrier over the top of the raised bed. (If you try this at home, just don’t forget to allow the pollinators (bees!) access to your tomato flowers or they won’t yield fruit.)
3. GENTLY attached a Lemon Boy tomato transplant to a stick while I ran into the house to grab the twine that I forgot.
Clothespins, of course, come in wood or plastic. I’m partial to the wooden ones, because it reminds me of my mother hanging clothes out on the line when I was a kid.
I’m sure that there are other handy ways to use clothespins–and other stuff found in the ol’ junk drawer. And am pretty certain that RW&G readers have some great ideas on this topic!
Care to share your upcycling genius?