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A Clever Way To Label Plants

Category: Gardening | Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:32 am

A few years ago my wife was in a wholesale store and ran across a large bag of orange plastic knives for a ridiculously low price. When she got home and handed them to me I shrugged my shoulders in confusion. She explained ,"You can use them to label your plants."

And she was right. I use a sharpie to write on both sides of the handle and then shove the blade portion into the soil. Eventually the writing fades off, but since I normally use them on my seedlings I don't have any problems.

After holidays is a good time to find them marked down. Knives don't sell as good as forks so there always seems to be an overabundace of them. Color doesn't matter... green for St. Patrick's Day, orange for Halloween.

I used white ones this year for some of the seeds that I started for my fall garden.

Using plastic knives to label plants ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )


Only a few days after posting this I came across some 30 count bags of plasticware in Walmart for 75 cents. It had spoons and forks too, but I don't see why they wouldn't work too.

( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )

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eileen wrote on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:58 am:

A great tip eclectic and I'll keep an eye out for some of those plastic knives around here. Thank you.

Cayuga Morning wrote on Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:58 pm:

Good idea. Our garden club does something similiare, they use old venetian blinds, cut up.


Henry Johnson wrote on Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:09 am:

Marvelous idea, EG!!!


Frank wrote on Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:10 pm:

Simple and effective idea EG! Thanks for sharing.

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