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Bungee cords secure a load


Click to enlarge image Photo/Illustration: Carol Ruzicka

I like to fill my wheelbarrow to overflowing with garden trimmings before taking a trip to the compost pile. To keep my stash of trimmings from bouncing out as I wheel them across the yard, I hook a bungee cord under one lip of the barrow, stretch it across the load, and hook the other end under the opposite lip. This keeps everything in and allows the load to be as big as I can lift.

Marcey Keefer Hutchison, Salem, OR

From Fine Gardening 92, pp. 14