How to Make Plant Markers

A collage of four pictures showing how to cut apart a large yogurt container to make plant markers

How to make plant markers out of a large, quart-size yogurt container:

  1. Wash and remove label, if possible.
  2. First cut straight down one side and then cut off top rim using sturdy scissors.
  3. Make straight cuts down the side every ¾” to 1”.
  4. Cut off the bottom of container and trim each marker at an angle to create a pointed tip.

Labeling and marking plants helps eliminate errors and prevent confusion. Markers are easy to write on with a Sharpie to display the plant name. Use these markers when starting seeds or transplanting seedlings into pots or into the ground.

 

Are you planting seeds this spring? Check out these great resources below from RBdigital and Overdrive for information and inspiration. These and many more are available now.

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Posted by SarahG on May 4, 2020