Garden Plant Labels
Looking for some inspiration for plant labels?
Your garden is your pride and joy, and with so many beautiful vegetables and flowers, it can be easy
to lose track of what you planted. Garden markers to help you stay organized.
Generally speaking, there are a few features to look for in plant labels, depending on what you want to
use them for.
This is an obvious point but one that’s easily overlooked. Smaller plant labels can be good
for keeping track of seedlings while bigger labels are useful for fully grown plants. If you’re
bying online, make sure you check the dimensions.
If you plant to write the plant name on the label, a rough texture on the surface of the plastic
or wood makes it easier to write on.
Do you want lots of purely functional labels or do you want them to look good when they’re
popped into your window sill herb pots?
In general, garden plant labels should be reusable. Many of garden plants are annuals. The
plants change each season. A different plant will be in that spot after the current plant is removed.
Chances are you will plant a different variety of tomatoes or peppers next time and need a
different label for the new type of plant. Ideally, you should be able to use your plant markers
Keeping accurate records each season is an important part of gardening. Gardeners often
learn as much (or more) from failures as from successes. If labels are lost or indecipherable,
it’s difficult to document what went well (or not so well) at the end of the season.
Wooden labels absorb moisture
Writing tends to bleed on wooden labels
Wooden labels rot quickly
Plastic labels are easily lost
They get brittle and break
Writing often fades by the end of the season
Last all season — these are written on with a white sharpie paint pen.
FarmTek Marker Pen, about $7
A M Leonard Nursery Marking Pen, about $5
STAEDTLER GARDEN MARKER PEN, about $10
DP INDUSTRIES Clip Strip Garden Marker Pen, about $6
U Mark A10 White Paint Marker, about $32
Brother P-Touch Label Maker, about $34
Garden Marker Systems
Made of galvanized steel with polished Zinc name plate. Durable and long-lasting. Sturdy 2-foot design makes
it easy to relocate around the garden. Size is 11.5 inches by 3 1/2 inches. Simply use a permanent marker pen
for weatherproof labelling.
Package of 25, about $25.
Our plant labels is made out of Naturally durable slate stone plant, "Natural" rugged style slate labels with chipped
edges, not brittle or snap. Comes with a oil-based white paint pen. If reusing, wipe clean before relabeling.
Package of 10, about $23.
Durable and waterproof. Sturdy, unobtrusive, good looking, long lasting. Set of 30 copper labels sized 10.5 inches by
6 inches. Ideal for garden and potted plants. If you press really hard with a ball point pen and it indents the copper, so
you can read it even when the ink wears off.
Package of 30, about $19.
Double-sided write-on metal labels. These soft aluminum covered tags are easy to use with 6-inch wires. Simply write into the
metal using a ball point pen or pencil and your indentation will never wash or fade away. They will never rust,
crack or fade.
Package of 50, about $14.
Set of 30 zinc metal labels made with galvanized iron, waterproof, rustproof, sturdy, corrosion resistance and the
color will never change or fade. You can mark it with oil-based pen or print a label with your P-touch and laser jet.
Package of 30, about $25.
Plant tags are made of strong, durable plastic that is not easily broken, has good water resistance, and does
not rust as easily as metal tags. The plant labels are so easy to write on the smooth surface with the marker pen.
Package of 100, about $9.
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