April 22, 2016

Garden plant markers

Need a fun way to keep track of what you have planted where this year? Try making some of these fun garden plant markers!

Today we’ve got something a little different for you… It’s a fun DIY project!

Keeping track of what crops you have planted where in your garden is important for tracking and future garden planning – especially if you are growing several varieties of each crop.

By making sure you know where each variety is, you can track which crops grow best in your garden, and plan to grow more of the varieties that are most productive, have fewer disease or pest problems, or are just plain tastier!

Of course, you can buy plant markers online or at garden stores, but if you’re at all crafty, it’s a lot more fun to make them yourself – and you can cut down on waste by using materials you probably already have lying around the house to make your markers. (If you have children, these are also really fun projects to do with the kids!)

This article shares 10 fun ideas for making your own garden plant markers (click the link at the bottom of the post for the full list, including pictures of each idea):

1. DIY Mason jar lid garden markers

Organize your garden by label your plants with these colorful markers. Print out laser jet labels (ink jet will run when wet), stick to a Mason jar lid, then seal with outdoor Mod Podge. Onlinelabels.com has all the details.

2. Paint stirrer garden markers

Add pops of color to your garden with these inexpensive markers. Simply paint those free paint stirrers you get from a local hardware store. Once dry, write the name of your plant on it. Get the how-to at Living Well, Spending Less.

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5. Brick markers

Recycle old bricks that you have laying around in your backyard from a previous project and transform them into sophisticated garden markers. Use stencils and a marker to write the names of your plants. Then place your bricks throughout your garden. For the complete how-to, visit Simple Details.com.

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7. Rock markers

Next time you’re on a nature hike or at the beach, pick up a bunch of nice rocks. When you get home, paint them to look like your veggies. For the full instructions, head over to West Valley Moms Blog.

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9. Cork markers

For some reason everyone collects wine corks after you pop open your vino. Here’s a project where you can finally use them. Write the names of your plants on the corks, stick a skewer through it and then place it into the ground. Read the complete directions at One Hundred Dollars a Month.

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Check out the full list (with photos) at MNN.com

Image Source: West Valley Moms Blog

 

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Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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