Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Garden Markers

There are so many neat ways to mark your garden plants.
This year, though, I was looking for a simple and easy way to mark my rows quickly.
I saw this idea on Homestead Revival and knew I had my solution!
Clothes pins, a permanent marker or ball point pen, and thin dowels or thin branches from a tree are all you will need.

They look so sweet AND they don't blow away in the wind!
I think I will add them to my herb garden.
You could use them in all kinds of places in the garden: whether row planting, square foot gardening, or group plantings.
Simple and sweet:).

Coming up, I will be showing you how I plant my pumpkins...there is hardly ANY weeding involved!!

Have a great day!



Stef said...

Julia - what a simple and classy looking solution to garden labels!! I'll be looking for your no-weed pumpkin planting, too - last year, I prepared a whole big area, laid down newspaper and gorilla hair, had my pumpkins growing nicely, and then poof - the plants just spontaneously died. We had some nasty squash beetles last year that destroyed all the squash plants instantaneously. maybe the chickens will help this year??

Valerie said...

Can't wait to read your upcoming post...I planted pumpkins this I'm worried after reading Stef's comment! Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Katy said...

Such a cute idea (unless your children take any off and switch them all around...I can see my silly kiddos doing this to be funny! ;)
Thanks so much for sharing it!


Becky said...

What a cute idea.

Gumbo Lily said...

Smart, cute, and practical. That's what I like about your blog.


Julia I love this (I've done something like that but using broken terracotta pots and a permenent marker) and I love even more the idea of planting your pumpkins without weeding all the times...can't wait!


Unknown said...

Cute markers! I have to admit, I planted my green beans without any row markers at all, and now I'm wondering exactly where the rows are! It is a very small garden, so I'll just have to wait until they pop up to do much weeding over there.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Thanks for sharing! This is a wonderful idea! Can't wait for your next post on the pumpkins!

Mrs. Settles said...

wonderful idea! I'm gonna steal it!


Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs said...

love these!!!

Amanda said...

I'm all over some cute garden markers.

Seems like I saw using old utensils on someones blog?

So, when I was at the goodwill last time, I almost got some. But didn't and so we used some old stakes. But it sure is nicer, when it's some cute;-)

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