stupidly simple but neat (& free!) plant anchor
I know, it's hardly worth the thread, but figured I'd share a small revelation;
Those metal bands across the top of a bag of coffee, that you fold the ends in to keep the bag closed... make great plant root binders/anchors!
I meant to buy some at the store when I was there a few weeks ago, I'm sure they're dirt cheap and all, but forgot. I tried using some twist ties but they're too thin - you have to pinch the roots tighter than I'd like to get them to be of any use.
Anyway, I don't know if these coffee bag ties are aluminum, or a rust-prone metal, but they're coated in muted colors and will at least work in a pinch!