Tagged Graden Bed

Garden Bed - With tags (markers) this year.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 1, 2009 9:59am CST
This photo shows one of the garden beds I have. This year I made tags to show what is planted where after forgetting what I planted and where last year. I made the tags from a used plastic container from cheese balls snacks. Do you make tags like this to mark your garden plants etc? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
1 May 09
My garden is mostly perennials, which once they're established it's easy to identify them. When I plant a new area, I do use tags until it established. We have a lot of fast food restaurants in our area, and each one has a distinctive straw, different by color, size, pattern, etc. For tags, I put a 10" babmboo skewer into the ground (the kind you use for kabobs), then slip a half of a straw over it. I keep a list on my refrigerator of what is where. Once the plants are eaily identifyable, I gather the skewers and straws to use again the following year. By not labeling them, it's easy to reuse them.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
Does the wind ever blow the starws from the bamboo skewers thopugh? They would here I fear. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
1 May 09
Oklahoma is pretty flat and windy. We frequently have 50-60 mph wind that feels like it's going to blow the roof off. But I haven't lost a straw yet. I use a 2 or 3" piece of straw with the 10" skewer. Maybe the wind doesn't raise it enough to get it all the way off the skewer.
• Philippines
1 May 09
I'm not much into gardening but I do planted chinese cabbages, although I wrote a separate sheet where I placed the date I planted the seedlings and watch it grow, having posted this, I am thinking of labeling or tagging them, sounds a great idea you have grandpa bob ! You have a good discretion ! .. um just a question do you use organic fertilizers as well ?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
I use homemade compost and no fertilizers etc at all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@GardenGerty (115076)
• United States
1 May 09
You are just too organized, you make me feel guilty. I do not make tags. I will not even get everything planted for awhile. I can recognize some of the stuff, and otherwise, it just does not matter.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
Thi is the 1st time I've been this organized actually with my garden. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
1 May 09
We bought the home we own now just over 3 years ago and have lot of plants we didn't want to be where they were so we tagged them so that once the season was over we could dig them up and move them. We planned to do after seeing all the flowers that shot up the spring after we bought the place. Well things got busy and it didn't get done. Hopefully we get the time to do it this year as we are planning what we want our yard to look like. It's a whole lot of work and I keep finding things to do that I didn't know I needed to do so we play catch-up a lot. This year we are starting two 4 foot square vegetable gardens and a few other projects so I don't know if I will get those flowers moved or not. At least they are beautiful. It would suck if they were butt ugly plants.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
This garden plot is roughly 12 by 15 or so. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
1 May 09
I dont put a large garden out, dont have the room. I just plant tomatoes and green peppers. I just use the tags that come with the plants so I no what kind of tomatoes I plant.I stick them in the ground next to each tomato plant so Iknow which plant has the best tomatoes.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
My stuff is mostly from seed, so no tags came wioth them. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@marguicha (128717)
• Chile
1 May 09
Good idea! I try to put tags but they get lost somehow. In my country we are heading for winter. We have mild winter so I´ll give it a try at potatoes. How many squere feet is your veggie bed?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
After years of not knowoing wehat things were till they fruited I decided this year to tag in advance. Square feet? Which bed. All told I have maybe 300 sq. ft. roughly in a few areas total. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
1 May 09
I am proud of you for putting name tags in your garden. Just one question? How do you know what all of them are since you had some starting out from seedling in your house and you didn't tag them and didn't know what they were when they started coming up? hahaha
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
Those have not been planted outdoors as of yet. What is planted here were seeds other than the onion bulbs. So that's that. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
1 May 09
Ya know, I never had to tag my gardens before but this spring I'm doing it with all the different perennials I'm getting from several freecyclers in the past month so I can remember what they are. lol
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
13 May 09
I am not growing anything this year, but in past years I did not take the time to make tags for the things in my garden. I just remembered where things were and that was that. I never went all out like you do though.
@Darkwing (21588)
8 May 09
No, I'm not quite that methodical, Grandpa Bob. I tend to just plant them and wait for them to come up. lol. You're doing a great job on your garden, my friend. Brightest Blessings.
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
3 May 09
That's a great idea and good way to re-use what you'd normally throw away. I will be making a garden map instead of markers and keep it on the back porch so I know what's there. The weather better hurry and warm up, my beans and peas are impatient to get into the ground!
@Chevee (5914)
• United States
2 May 09
Great idea. I didn't plant much, I don't have the space for it. I did plant a few pepper plants and tomato plants. My pepper plants are doing fine, I did tag them because I have a least 4 different kinds, I just used the little name and instruction tags that come with them, I stuck them down in the ground. I hope that will help until they start producing pepper. Then I can identify them.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
2 May 09
You're very organised indeed, GB. Great idea, using the plastic containers to make tags!
1 May 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, That is a good idea but I have never done things like that before as my garden is not big enough to do all that. Tamara