Published on April 28th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe6
5 Simple DIY Plant Markers
I shared my latest DIY garden hack on Monday, but making planters isn’t the only way you can get crafty in the garden!
Whether you’re growing food or flowers, it’s a good idea to label your plants. Sure, once your food plants produce and the flowers bloom, you can easily tell what’s what, but there’s that in-between stage where it’s sometimes hard to tell the cucumbers from the collards. Trust me. I once accidentally cooked up a big pot of cucumber greens that I thought were collards, and it took me a few bites to figure out why they tasted so terrible. You do NOT want to eat cucumber greens. They’re fuzzy!
If I’d just taken the time to label my plants, I could have saved myself from a culinary disaster. Sure, you can buy plant markers at the store, but isn’t it more fun (and more eco-friendly!) to make your own? Here are some DIY plant markers to get you going.
1. Wine Cork Plant Markers
This idea probably doesn’t need a tute, but just in case, here ya go! Just use a Sharpie to write your plant names on your wine corks, stick a bamboo skewer into one end, and stake it into your garden or your container. Easy peasy!
Next>> Make a chalkboard paint pot.
Photo by Becky Striepe