I had a few minutes here and decided to do a quick project – making tags for my plants this year. I mentioned a link to this project a few weeks ago I think. Very simple and I now have a lot of tags ready to go when I start to plant. Last year I used wooden tongue depressors but they fell apart as they year went on. Fortunately I knew by then what every thing was, but not necessarily what kind (important for seed saving).
I didn’t see much sense in spending money on some plastic ones when you can quickly make them with something you are likely to throw away anyhow. We happened to have these cookie containers from our trip last week that I saved. They worked great. The one that is already cut up was from a 15oz Ricotta cheese container.
Just cut them up to what ever thickness you want, you can point the ends if you want and poof – plant tags! Use a Sharpie to write what your plant is along with any other info you want to remember. I’m going to put the date I started, germination time, and when they should be ready to harvest. These three containers gave me a lot, might even be enough for my entire season but I do have a container of cottage cheese in the fridge I may cut a few more – just to be safe!
Until next time – Happy Gardening!