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Plant Markers January 2011

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As I mentioned before, I use only the cut up venetian blinds ( which I find some people throw away ), and a good pencil. I tried the sharpies, but they seem to fade over time.

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Like Gone_Tropical, I do like the idea of placing the markers in the soil in a set spot. I usually put it at the 12:00 o’clock position when looking at the plant from the front of the garden. They seem to last best if almost completely buried in the soil, with just a tip showing so I can pull it up easily, if I need to make a reference, without getting too dirty. :)

These are some of my ornamental kale seedlings which I have planted.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown



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Iris43

3807 posts in 2235 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1238 days ago

My kind of marker, simple and adequate!

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 1238 days ago

yeah – another entry :)

I’m really surprised that the pencil stays on even when you bury it.
Who would have thought?? !!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Gone_Tropical

510 posts in 1318 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 1236 days ago

yep, bestest one, those blinds… your venetian blind pieces look wider than mine from mini blinds, or is that my imagination?
gives more room to write info on, or they could be cut in half lengthwise for just the plant name :)

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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Krum

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hardiness zone 3

posted 1208 days ago

Every fall I mark my plants with these, so when I start cleaning up the flower beds I know where to be careful.

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Deborah

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 1039 days ago

Hi there: I use venetian blinds as well which I shape just like garden center tags pointed on the bottom. I too have tried the Sharpie and it does fade. When I marked with pencil and placed over winter in the garden the pencil had faded as well. I finally started wrapping the markers with the pull off top of either large can of coffee or coffee creamer (foil like) and I emboss and tape to my tag. It is a lot of work but so is going to the trouble of marking your stuff and not being able to read the tag the next season.
Deb Seed Girl

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EJAY

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posted 129 days ago

How many of these I have thrown away. Great idea, thanks

-- ejay, Pennsylvania

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jroot

5056 posts in 2235 days
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posted 128 days ago

Yup, cheap and practical. I am still using them.

Kijiji is a great source for them. .... free

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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