Saturday, May 31, 2008

Gardening Tip #1 - Yoplait Plant ID Tags

As mentioned before we have a decent size garden at our place. One of the things that's important is labeling my plants. I found a way to recycle Yo plait yogurt containers into plant tags. I've also included pictures:) All you really need is a pair of scissors and a #2 pencil to mark the tags with.

Make sure to wash out the yogurt containers first. I usually fill them up with water and let them soak for a day before drying and cutting.

Start making a cut from the top of the container down to the bottom and then make a hard left ( or right) and follow the rim all the way around until the bottom is completely cut off.

Then start cutting the body piece into parallel strips about 1/2" to 3/4" wide. Leave enough space to write on.

With each strip, cutting sharp wedges to create a spear like effect.

A close up of the finished tags.

Write on the clear white side of the tags. Don't use any felt tip pens on your tags. They will fade with sun exposure.

Wah Lah !!!!