I swear…if you keep a pile of twigs, branches, and logs close by at all times, you can set yourself up with just about anything.  We’ve shared a zillion different uses for these rustic wonders already, but I discovered last week that my mom uses them in the garden in a couple of ways I was unaware of, so I thought I’d share!

A rustic garden dibble…she takes a branch that is an inch or two in diameter cuts it to about  8 inches long and sands the end to give it a tapered, blunt point.  She uses it whenever she’s directly planting in the beds to open up the holes.  

While I’m wearing these in my hair, she’s using them in our seed starting efforts…….The thinner sticks that are about 8 – 10 inches in length and have had one end sharpened in the pencil sharpener made an easy job of clearing the way for the seeds… she then uses the blunt end to lightly cover things back up.

Thanks mom……for all the delightful help in the garden…..can’t wait to see how it all grows…I think it’s going to be our best year yet!

Cheers to diggin’ in the dirt and ‘growin schtuff’!

michele.

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