Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thrifty Thursday-Garden Laundry Rack

Around here, Earth Day is every day.
We try to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as we can.
Today we'll show you how we repurposed this little item.

Being a scrapper, this drying rack was found in a neighbor's recycle bin
(the other end isn't shown).
It wouldn't stay together, so it got recycled into a garden project.
We have a smaller one that we sometimes use indoors in the summer,
when it's too humid to dry on our clothesline.

The rack was taken apart easily, 
as it was already on its way there.
We'll save this part and perhaps add pegs to it
to turn it into a wall-mounted hat rack.
Or maybe some future piece of yard art.

The spindles were removed.

These tomato plants needed transplanting.
As our house is going back on the market next week,
I didn't want to buy tomato cages and have one more thing to pack and move.
Besides, it's fun finding other purposes for what's already around.

The tomatoes were planted,

snug as a bug.
A well is dug around the seedling,
to ensure that water stays put near its roots.

Three spindles were added near each plant
and as they grow, baling twine will be wound around them
to add support for growing limbs.

What have you repurposed lately?