Simply Resourceful

Simple ways to be more conscious about how we use our resources.

Homemade Plant Labels

Every year we seem to struggle with the best method of keeping track of all the different variety of plants we grow.  For instance, how do we remember the 12 different pepper and 15 different tomato varieties?  Popsicle sticks absorb the water and eventually rot and mold; and keeping a separate chart on paper gets confusing.  This year we decided to use yogurt containers!

Fist remove the bottom and top of the container.  Next, with a razor blade and board underneath, cut the plastic into strips.   Each yogurt container gives you about 14 labels.

Use a Permanent Marker or China Marker to write the plant variety on the label.


jenn merfee-t February 24, 2014 at 3:54 PM  

What a simply wonderful way to mark plants! This sure beats my popsicle sticks or seed packet markers that must be replaced each year. Thank you for the inspiration!

Tressa February 25, 2014 at 4:56 AM  

Love this idea.

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