8 Oct 2015

Useful vines

Alternative to using string for bundling yard waste

We have regular yard waste pick up in the city where I live.  I have 2 garbage cans that I use just for yard waste and I like to make sure they are full for our scheduled pick up.  Last weekend I filled them both up, but I still had a trumpet vine that I wanted to take down.  This was planted from a shoot from our main plant and it has started taking over the front of the house.  I thought I could pull down the growth and put it in a couple of 5 gallon pails, but when I got it all down there was way too much. 
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 I didn't have any string to tie it up with so I used a few strands of the vine itself.  I wrapped them around the bundle and tied the ends so it would hold.  When I got home at the end of the day, the garbage pails were empty and the bundle of vines was gone!  I didn't need to use a manufactured product and it didn't cost me anything.  I have some ivy I want to get rid of which I will use to tie up some more bundles. 

Green Highlights:
  • using vines for string

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