If there's a lady in the household, start saving discarded panty hose and stockings now for a
supply of "garden helpers" next spring and summer.
Nylons are excellent for tying tomatoes and peppers to stakes and for supporting melons and
other heavy fruits on trellises and fences. You can even fill the stockings with harvested
popcorn, hot peppers, and herbs to
hang in the garage or attic for drying and storage.