By: Herrick Kimball
You can make your own Y-holders, like shown above. Specifications can be found in The Planet Whizbang Idea Book For Gardeners. Or you can just look at the pictures on this web site and figure it out for yourself.
But if you're not inclined to make your own, or just don't want to bother, you can easily buy one or more pairs of Y-holders from Planet Whizbang.
My son and I make these Y-holders by hand in the Planet Whizbang manufacturing facility, which is nothing more than a very crowded garage-size workshop in my side yard, which is out here in the boondocks of Central New York State. I like to say they're homestead-handcrafted.
Making the Y-holders is a 15-step manufacturing process—cutting, bending (lots of bending), hammering (lots of hammering too) and so on. It's almost like we're blacksmiths as we shape the metal, but there is no forge.
Because these Y-holders are handmade, and not spit out of some big, computer-controlled, Y-holder-making-machine, every one is a little different. But we have the process down so that they are overall uniform in size and appearance.
More importantly, these nifty little fixtures are made to last. Oh, the galvanized steel may develop some surface rust after a couple seasons, but that'll just add more character to the quirky little things (you can also spray-paint the metal if you like). Other than that, our Y-holders should last you a lifetime of gardening, or at least a few decades.
We're selling the Y-holders (with stainless steel hose clamps) in boxed sets of two Y-holders ($22.95) or four Y-holders ($39.95). The box is particularly nice if you give a set of the Y-holders to someone for a gift (and every gardener, or aspiring gardener, would appreciate such a gift, don't you think?). A basic instruction sheet is included.
To order right now, simply choose a box of two Y-holders or a box of four Y-holders from the drop-down menu below, and click the Add To Cart button. The prices include shipping to any U.S. Address.
Orders Outside the USAIf you live in Canada or outside the USA, I will need extra money for shipping. You can either order and I'll send you a request for the shipping charge, or you can contact me first to find out the cost.
Contact InformationIf you have any questions about ordering the Y-holders, you can e-mail me (Herrick Kimball) at: Herrick@PlanetWhizbang.com