Friday, May 17, 2013

Paint Stick Garden Markers

I'm planting heirloom tomatoes for the first time this year!

A man who sells heirlooms lives just a few blocks away. He had 27 varieties and I really didn't know what to get.

I planted a hybrid tomato plant I picked up from the farmer's market and I think it's doing pretty well so far...


I had to pick tomatoes already because the clusters were so large and weighing the plant down, despite being well supported. Only one of these came home with me from the farmer's market. I'm a bit relieved by that because I can't imagine how many tomatoes I'd have!

With the heirlooms, I wanted an easy way to mark them and keep track of what I planted.

A painted paint stir stick, labeled with a sharpie seemed like the perfect solution. Free, fast and plenty of room to label things like when you planted and how long til expected harvest.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how these tomatoes taste. 

The rest of the garden is growing well. The hot peppers are already coming in and I saw some flowers on my cucumbers this morning! 

What are you looking forward to harvesting this year?

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  1. Come party with APIMP!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

    Hugs, Cathy

  2. You can't beat fresh tomatoes from your own garden!

  3. Great idea! I keep a chart on Excel (can you tell I'm an engineer?!) but this would be nice to have the info right at the plants! - Penny @


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