I can’t count how many times I found a different kind of parsley or basil and planted it then forgot what it was called when it grew. Was that chocolate basil, licorice basil or cinnamon basil I planted? Especially since I never plant just one kind of basil. I love basil – it smells good and tastes amazing in almost everything. And it seems like there is always a new variety to try.
The little plastic sticks that come with some plants don’t last in the sun and if you’re planting from seed, the seed packet scotch-taped to a popsicle stick doesn’t last either. And neither look that great.
I just came across two of the easiest ideas for making your own plant stakes – and I’m going to try them.
Supplies can be found in dollar stores and the results are very nice – imagine having plant markers that all match. It’s a cohesive look that adds an understated elegance to the look of your beds.
And who doesn’t have more plastic knives than they can use? Forks, spoons and knives used to be sold in one package instead of separately, so I have a ton of leftover plastic knives. Be sure to put the knife side into the dirt – the handle of the knife makes a more attractive label.
The clothespins are like little flags, but still easy to make. And natural wood blends in nicely with plants – like it belongs there.