Who knew the key to having beautiful vine plants is bobby pins? No, seriously. These small, unassuming hair accessories can actually be used to help you achieve beautiful, cascading vine plants and help propagate them, too. Here’s how.
How To Use Bobby Pins for Your Vine Plants
Bobby pins can serve as a directorial foundation for the plants, which plays a key role in the growth and maintenance of vine plants. By gently attaching the stems of these plants to a trellis or support structure with bobby pins, you can help guide their growth and prevent damage from wind or other environmental factors.
According to RebootedMom, “By using bobby pins, you can pin your plants, and subsequently train them to grow thick and healthy wherever you like. Rooting the vining plant back into the pot is part of the pruning process. By doing this, you help create a healthier-looking plant that looks more full. When using bobby pins, take the pin and open it up – then pin it at the base into the soil.”
Once your pins are established, your roots will begin to settle into the pins. Once they start to form a shape, you can begin altering their shapes by slightly bending the pins. Again, don’t be afraid to use your imagination and bend your pins in interesting ways to create one-of-a-kind vines.
The benefits of using bobby pins don’t stop there, either. They can also be used to help propagate new vines from existing ones. Simply take a stem cutting from the parent plant, remove any leaves from the bottom half of the stem, and use a bobby pin to secure it to a growing medium. Over time, this cutting will develop roots and grow into a new vine plant.
Don’t underestimate the power of the humble bobby pin when it comes to caring for your vine plants. With their versatility and ease of use, they are a must-have tool for any gardener looking to take their plant care to the next level.
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