Dirt-Cheap Garden Plant Markers
These homemade garden tags are super quick to make and efficiently keep track of the plants in your garden, unlike other plant markers that get lost in in the soil. I make them out of the cardboard that I cannot easily compost such as old cereal boxes.
During this time of year, anytime I go to recycle an old cereal box or some other cardboard packaging, I cut the box into markers to have on hand for whenever I plant directly into the garden.
I flatten out the box.
Then cut it into various sized rectangles.
Fold the rectangles in half.
Poke a hole through the middle with a sharp knife.
I like to use a grease pen when I write down the variety name in lieu of a sharpie. This is because I live in a very wet climate where sharpies tend to bleed or fade in the sun.
When affixing these to a stick or a bamboo pole out in the garden, you can use a piece of tape to help hold the flaps down.
If you like this, check out my post on making your own newspaper pots.
And don't forget to enter for a chance to win my vegetable seed giveaway!
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