Intro: Thorn Removal Home Hack Urban Farming by OpenInvent
Hi this is my first instructable I founded a group called openInvent because I am not mentally incompetent you can join this group via these links tiny.cc/openinvent and on facebook tiny.cc/openinventfb. This instructable will help you get rid of thorns. You will need a pool noodle, a mop a spare hanger and some tape. Some flip flops will help but they are optional, I used a knife to cut the pool noodle to size.
My total cost was under 3 dollars since I already had flip flops.
This can be improved anyway you'd like but I will keep it simple.
Please post pics of your finished tools please.
Step 1: Goat Head and Bull Head Thorn Removal
The best way to remove thorns permanently is with a flame thrower but for most of us we don't have access to that so... we need to identify the plant tribulus terrestrius and remove it as well as get rid of the thorns.
This tool will help and so will flip flops in the thorn removal step however rains can unearth thorns at a later date. The idea is a foam roller to get the thorns.
STEP 1 Get the parts a foam noodle and hanger and stick or mop stick
STEP 2 Cut the foam pool noodle to the length of the hanger
STEP 3 Break the hanger at the center point and bend to slide pool noodle thru you may need to use a metal hanger if you bought a solid noodle
STEP 4 Tape the hanger to the mopstick
STEP 5 Roll on the ground and the thorns stick to the noodle not your shoes out or pets feet (next page)
STEP 6 Remove the plant (page after next)
Step 2: Using the Tool
Hold the stick and roll the tool over the ground. Use flip flops and thorns will stick to that too if not better than the tool itself. An improvement is foam snow shoes for thorn removal. Eventually you will need to get the thorns off the foam, I used my flip flop and smack them off into a trash can so thorns don't poke my hand.
Here's the short link for the same thorns slide show tiny.cc/bullthorn and here is the plant in bing search tiny.cc/thornplant (sign up for rewards tiny.cc/joinbing)
Step 3: Look for the Plant and Remove It.
Plants that cause stickers and thorns can be removed with weed wackers, by hand, or flame.
Look for this plant tiny.cc/thornplant. I had a pic but it was not my own so I couldn't publish the instructable. Since I don't have this plant in my yard anymore it's hard to get an original picture.
This instructable was published by Ember Leona of openInvent. I wish i could afford a gellatin hydroponics instructable for urban farming; That idea is actually a science project to study root growth and affinity to stimulus see my blurb in openInvent Digest Vol. 1 tiny.cc/openInvent1