This year is my first big experience with container gardening. It has been so much fun. We started out our seeds in a Jiffy Greenhouse, although I have since learned some cheaper methods, and I did not have any plany markers. I made a chart in my gardening journal and decided to just not worry about spending extra money on the plant markers, which were about $3.00 at Walmart. I did not have a problem until I transplanted the plants into their containers. So, I was really glad when I found this idea searching online. I bookmarked it in my head as an idea for next year.
If you have kids and blinds, you know that the blinds do not stay as nice as you would like them to stay. My kids like to pull the blinds back to look outside and this makes creases in the blind and then they break off. So, yesterday my husband was putting up a new blind in our living room and he told me, “I don’t know how we are going to get rid of the old one. ” I remembered that idea about using old blinds for plant markers and it came just when I was thinking about buying those at Walmart. They are really easy to make. So, consider recycling them and using them for something like plant markers. Here are the instructions.
Instructions for using an old blind as a plant marker
vinyl blinds to recycle; REALLY sturdy scissors; permanent markers
1. Snip away the twine holding your vinyl blinds together to separate them into the nice, long planks.
2. Using your very sturdy scissors, cut each plank into a good length for your plant markers.
3. Using permanent ink pens, label your plant markers any way you’d like.