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Name: Gardener Bob
Wedgefield, SC (Zone 8a)
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GardenerBob
Dec 16, 2017 9:46 AM CST
Start with Brother P-touch label maker
16 oz plastic cups ( got a bag of 20 from dollar general for $1.50)
Cut bottom off cup then cut strips
Attach labels

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Dec 16, 2017 10:35 AM CST
Are the labels water proof ?
Name: Gardener Bob
Wedgefield, SC (Zone 8a)
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GardenerBob
Dec 16, 2017 10:39 AM CST
CarolineScott said:Are the labels water proof ?


yes
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Dec 16, 2017 5:08 PM CST
Bob,
Any idea how long they last? I use the Ptouch on metal markers with the UV tape. Thx
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Name: Gardener Bob
Wedgefield, SC (Zone 8a)
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GardenerBob
Dec 16, 2017 5:14 PM CST
crawgarden said:Bob,
Any idea how long they last? I use the Ptouch on metal markers with the UV tape. Thx

I have never used them outside, so I'm not sure how UV will affect them.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Dec 16, 2017 5:16 PM CST
thx
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Gardener Bob
Wedgefield, SC (Zone 8a)
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GardenerBob
Dec 16, 2017 5:19 PM CST
Here is a comment I found when I looked up the tape I used

Love this product. It is a little cheaper through Amazon but not much. Costco now carries it at about the same price with no shipping. I use it for marking plants on metal stakes. It hasn't peeled or faded in about 5 years so far.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 16, 2017 6:04 PM CST
For those of us who are on a limited or fixed income, how much would that Brother P-Touch cost???
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Gardener Bob
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GardenerBob
Dec 16, 2017 7:24 PM CST
Amazon has them for $30.00
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Dec 16, 2017 10:02 PM CST
@greene. I have one I can send you. My Brother recently passed. He was living with me, as we unfortunately knew he did not have long. He brought this label maker for some reason. I can certainly send it to you, after I check to be sure it's got all the parts.
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Dec 16, 2017 10:03 PM CST

Sorry @GardenerBob, I should have treemailed Greene. I absolutely love this idea. You have such good ideas all the time. Thanks for sharing.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Dec 17, 2017 9:59 AM CST
Gardner Bob, what a wonderful idea! Even if we don't have the label maker, using the cups like that is ingenious!

@lauriebasler, so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you posted it here--it's always heartwarming to see someone being generous. A good time of year for it too. Group hug
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Name: Joanna
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joannakat
Dec 17, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Just an additional thought for those of us who love to reuse before recycling: Plastic cups or containers can be saved after use and cut to use as Gardner Bob has shown! Old plant pots can be reused this way too!

I'm so jazzed by your idea GB! Can't wait to try it out once the snow melts! Thumbs up
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Dec 18, 2017 10:50 PM CST
@crawgarden and @Joannakat, goodness, thank you. I will be watching to pay it forward. Nice.
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Jan 9, 2018 10:13 AM CST
Ok, Miss greene: @greene I have sent the brother p-touch label maker today. Sorry about the delay. I was delayed as the charger was not with the machine, and so I went on a hunt thru my brothers things, but to no avail. I really wanted you to have that, so that has been disappointing. But the label maker works great on batteries, but it takes 6. I bought some brand new ones so you have a nice fresh start. You will find 3 tape cartridges too, which will go a long long way.

We have had little experiences with electronics turning on all by themselves here since Mickey passed, so if this thing turns on on its own, it's just him. Angel

I will tree mail the tracking number.

I hope at least some of the plants that need labeling have escaped the freeze you are having. Take care and say hi to the dogs for me.

Laurie B.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 9, 2018 10:29 AM CST
Hurray!
Thank you LaurieB, it is much appreciated. I will keep Mickey's memory alive by using the label maker. I am pretty sure I can eventually find a compatible charger, but in the meantime, the batteries will do the trick. Thank You!

This is what I have been using to create labels; it's a slow process and very hard to read the finished labels.
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Don't be surprised if someday soon the mail carrier brings a package to you in return.
:thankyou:
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Jan 9, 2018 10:41 AM CST
Oh no, Missy. Save your money. I get paid with great info and funny stories. But sweet. Thank you. Hurray!
Name: Ginny G
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Jan 9, 2018 1:36 PM CST
You guys are awesome Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Jan 10, 2018 12:02 AM CST
@Crawgarden, Hey Rj, Thank You!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jan 10, 2018 12:31 PM CST
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