Last Updated on July 24, 2022 by Ellen Christian
Check out these simple garden plant labels. With my brand new raised garden beds planted, I really wanted some cute garden plant labels to label each of my plants. I looked at some of the garden plant labels at the store but they were fairly pricey.
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Garden Plant Labels
I like my plant labels to be large enough so that when the plant grows, I can still find the label and identify the plant. These garden plant labels are very easy to make and take only a few minutes.
If you are artistic, you can paint the words and vegetables on the front of your pots. Painting is not one of my skills, so I chose to write the words with permanent markers.
Garden plant labels materials
This is what you need to make these labels. You can find them at your local home and garden store.
- Clay pots. You will need as many as you have types of plants.
- Outdoor paint. You will need a paint like house paint in a light color that will stand up to the outdoor weather.
- Permanent markers. To write the words on the front and draw the vegetables.
- Frog Tape. To mark off the rectangle space you will be painting. Frog Tape prevents the paint from bleeding underneath the tape.
- Paint Brush. I went with a 1″ brush.
DIY garden label instructions
- If you are using used clay pots, brush off all of the dirt or debris from the outside of the clay pot.
- Using the Frog Tape, mark off a rectangle or square on the front of each pot. Be unique and don’t aim for an exact shape.
- Paint inside the Frog Tape. You may need more than one coat.
- Let it dry completely.
- Peel off the Frog Tape slowly.
- Using permanent markers, write the name of the plant that you have planted. If you want, you can also draw the food you’re growing on there.
- Place the pots upside down near the plant you want to identify.
That’s all there is to it. You can seal the garden plant labels with outdoor varnish if you want to ensure that they last for several years.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.