Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Plant & Garden Markers

Since most of us are starting our seedlings, now would be a good time to think about how we're going to keep track of each plant so we know which is which! It's important to know this because when it comes time to re-order seeds next year, you'll want to know the exact variety of eggplant that was your husband's favorite, which tomato did best in your microclimate, and the bean variety that produced the most tender pods. 

So, how are you going to mark those plants? I think you'll have a hard time choosing because there are some great ideas out there that you can purchase or make at home for just pennies. 

(Each photo has a link to what I believe is the original blog, Etsy shop, or website and it's tutorial if provided).


Custom Flatware Markers from Beach House Living


Do It Yourself Stamped Flatware from Bunny Hill Designs


Hand Painted & Decoupaged Markers from Homespun Sprout



Recycled & Stamped Can Lid Markers by Pin & Paper



Juice Lid Markers by Still Parenting



 Aluminum Duct Tape Marker from Aunt Peaches



Painted Rocks from Whimsey Love



Wine Cork Marker from Eat Drink Better


Clothespin Plant Marker from Glue & Glitter


 

Twig Markers from Storage Glee



Seed Packet & Jar from Martha Stewart


Keep in mind that whatever plant marker you use, it needs to be water proof. Even if you're using a drip system, water happens. I have used a Sharpie in the past, but it's not quite as water proof as you might think. So last year I switched to the Garden Pen sold by Johnny's Select Seeds and it won hands down. 

For the stamped flatware, you'll find that Harbor Freight Tools carries an inexpensive set for under $15. It's a nice size and includes numbers.

So... which one would you choose?






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