Have you ever been to Home Depot? Maybe Lowes? Ever wonder where they get all those sticks to sell? Wonder no more…they grow them on a ‘Stick Farm’. Anyone who has driven the 5 between Oceanside and San Clemente, CA has probably seen this one pictured above…Acres and acres of sticks… The uniform arrangement of evenly spaced rows and columns is mesmerizing as you drive by. My husband says that the on-shore breeze and year-round sunshine make this the ideal location for growing sticks of this size. He says that this variety is too big to be used for popsicles and too small to be used in construction so they will probably be used to prop up tomato plants or bell peppers or something…and he’s usually real smart about these kinds of things.