Permanent Plant Markers

Posted by @frankrichards16 on
I use fiberglass rods and Brother laminated tape. Here's how:

Thumb of 2013-09-20/frankrichards16/4f4835Over the years, I have purchased and tried many plant markers in my garden. The two main problems are:

1. The marker becomes unreadable.

2. It breaks (I have broken many markers pushing them into the soil).

My solution is simple, but you have to make your own. I use 4-foot fiberglass electric fence posts from Tractor Supply, which I cut into 9.5-inch rods, tapering one end for easy pushing. I make the labels using a Brother P-touch label printer, which I attach the laminated tape label to the rod.

These markers last a long time and they are unbreakable (you can use a hammer to "push" them in).

Another advantage is that you can make the marker as long or as short as needed. For example, I use the entire 4-foot pole for my dahlias. As an added benefit, the marker doubles as a plant stake.

Comments and discussion:
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Great idea! by virginiarose Jul 21, 2020 9:57 PM 26
plant Markers by jimard8 May 29, 2018 1:25 PM 0

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