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~~~~( Need help with labels )~~~

Posted by deshima Heat Zone 7 Richmond (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 6, 07 at 9:06

I am crossing hostas and I need to label each flower so I can keep track of what the pollen parent is, are there any small water proof labels for this?


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RE: ~~~~( Need help with labels )~~~

jewelers tags have been used for years .... you use codes instead of trying to write a lot of info on the tag ....

e.g. .... mom is 1 ... crosses would be 1 X 2 ... two being the pollen parent ... then 1 X 3 ... etc ... i guess you may as well buy a notebook while you are at the office supply ... lol

check the link

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: staples for example


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RE: ~~~~( Need help with labels )~~~

I cut up mini-blinds for tags for cuttings, plants, seeds, whatever.

You can make many dozen from one mini-blind, and use a #2 lead pencil to mark on it. The pencil will never fade, will not rub off, won't wash off, or smudge, but you can erase it and re-use it.

I use a hole punch to make a hole in it, and one in my pot, so I can keep it a bit more permanent. Just remember to move the tag when you bump the plant.

Good luck!

Janie


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