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Old 08-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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I have located some tumbleweed for our boat. We have never used it before, when should we go cut it down? Does it turn wierd colors if u cut it to early? Whats the best way to attach it to the boat? Thanks for your help.
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attach it with zip ties. keep an eye on it. if you've spotted it, i'm sure someone else has their eye on it too. dont pull it till it has seeded out. its best to put it on the blind while it is still green. its a thistle so when its dry you will have needles and splinters all over your arms, and hands so where gloves and long sleeves. and watch out for sand burs.
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I agree with bailey on how to and when to tie it to your boat but I also have heard and seen the results of guys that get it and leave it in their garage to dry out and sweeping the seeds up to create your own little gold mine of tumble weeds in his yard
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Chop it fine and roll it up
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attach it with zip ties. keep an eye on it. if you've spotted it, i'm sure someone else has their eye on it too. dont pull it till it has seeded out. its best to put it on the blind while it is still green. its a thistle so when its dry you will have needles and splinters all over your arms, and hands so where gloves and long sleeves. and watch out for sand burs.
X2 on the gloves and long sleeves. It also helps to spray it with a garden hose or wait till it rains on your stockpile before you start putting it on the blind.
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You wont have to cut it either. Itll pull right out of thr ground. After its on the blind it should start turning color. Brown and evern darker sometimes
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I agree with bailey on how to and when to tie it to your boat but I also have heard and seen the results of guys that get it and leave it in their garage to dry out and sweeping the seeds up to create your own little gold mine of tumble weeds in his yard
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and eventually look something like this

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and eventually look something like this

Looks better than raffia if you alsk me... Not that you did. Hahaha

Another thing is layer it like bailey is with the hank facing down otherwise travel well tear it off.
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Oh and "hardcore waterfowlers" harvest tumbleweed in the nude. Hahaha
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im not hardcore then
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