Apartment Garden Blues (Blog): Natural Growing Stakes

Natural Growing Stakes Sticks

This photo is a great reminder that you don’t really need to get fancy in your garden. Our container gardens can be as formal or as informal as we want, and as easy or as difficult as we want. That’s the beauty of gardening as a hobby - you can choose your level of involvement. And you can choose your budget, too. You can have a cost-free recycled garden or an expensive garden filled with statuary and rare plant varieties.

These natural growing stakes are simply a few sticks attached together. Throw a few uncooked pinto beans into a pot, put a couple of sticks together (tie them together at the top), and voila, you’ll have a beautiful climbing plant in no time.

This photo was taken at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and the stakes were screwed together at the top.






Alexandra Martin is a professional writer from Southern California who grows vegetables, herbs, lots of aloe vera and one giant Boston fern in her balcony garden. She also grows dracaena, pothos and English ivy indoors. She loves traveling and birdwatching in addition to gardening.

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