Plant Markers Made Easy
I raise all my veggies and most of my annual flowers from seed under lights in my basement, so I've always needed lots of plant markers. Up until last year I was always saving empty bleach bottles and Cool Whip containers for the white plastic that they are made of so I could cut them into strips that I could write plant names on with a fine point permanent marker. Well last year when my daughter was moving, she took down her vinyl mini blinds and threw tham away. When my eyes fell on them, my first thought was "How could I NOT have thought of this before!?". I brought them home and cut up several hundred 3 inch pieces and now I have LOTS of plant and pot markers with a whole lot less work. Some I cut longer and use them as row and plant markers in the veggie garden.
I know that many of you have probably thought of this before, but I have never seen it posted on any gardening website or in any magazine. Just thought I share my handy little "tip".