Indestructible Plant ID Tags: Cheryl Says: Another Hint for This Project

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Indestructible Plant ID Tags

By ShadyGreenThumb
September 2, 2012

This idea is all over the gardening web, but here is my visual interpretation for tagging those tiny cuttings that all gardeners like to share.

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Name: Cheryl
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Sep 1, 2012 8:13 PM CST
Just an idea, esp if you want to work your brain really hard! The tag will turn out really fancy if you turn it over to the back side and write the plant name on it BACKWARDS. It will look like it is stamped. It is time consuming but makes beautiful tags. I hear writing backwards is good for your brain. Quite frankly it hurt like Hell!

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Name: Pegi Putnam
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Sep 1, 2012 9:23 PM CST
Oh ShadyGreenThumb, I hope your grain is feeling better by now. Really neat plant tags. Hilarious!

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Sep 2, 2012 8:26 AM CST
You could also punch a hole in one end of the tag and attach to a plant with wire (I use copper, but you could also use insulated electricians wire if some has been left laying around). Just stay loose so it doesn't constrict the plant as it grows.
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Name: Marianne
Fort Myers, FL (Zone 10b)
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Sep 3, 2012 7:12 AM CST
Great idea! I can't wait to try it!
Name: Sheryl
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Sep 3, 2012 5:44 PM CST
I feel so dumb for not thinking of this - thanks, Cheryl!
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Name: Mindy Kelly
Lake County Florida (Zone 9b)
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Sep 8, 2012 6:03 AM CST
Aren't the edges sharp and could cut you? Mindy
Mindy K
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Jan 5, 2014 4:53 PM CST
Yes, I made a bunch of these last summer and they are sharp, but I folded them on the edges so they would not be sharp. I also punched my holes with an actual hole punch.
I think it would be great to make a double batch of these and not only mark the outside of your plant, but bury one under the plant, so when vermin run off with your tag, you can at least ID it later when it is time to harvest/divide.

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