Posted: 10/06/2016 at 19:18
Ladybird: I think BLT has a "patent pending" or something like that! But if you're quick, you can beat the Patent Office
Perhaps we should let this thread develop into other sorts of ideas that posters have had that save money, recycle stuff and generally add to our collective gardening experience?
For the record, I have (and I know lots of others have done this, too) cut plastic milk bottles into strips and used them as plant labels.
Also - and this is a tip that I picked up from somewhere, but I think is genius: When you have lots of different seedlings being pricked out and potted on, label one - and then stick a piece of coloured drinking straw in the pot. all other seedlings only need a bit of the same coloured straw cut to a suitable length for instant ID. Well, unless you have lots and lots and lots of seedlings, and there's a limit on the number coloured straws! (You don't have to keep writing the same plant name over an over, either).