Know What You Grow: Garden Signs

I have had several people asking where I bought the garden signs that I use for my square foot garden. I purchased these from Amazon – and they even come with a special paint pen. The signs are so useful when the plants are just coming up and I’m trying to decide if it is a weed or the plant I want.


kaleI mean, aren’t they adorable?

There are a lot of signs out there from copper, colorful, and these biodegradable ones. But these white, plastic ones are what I bought and I just love them. They are completely customizable so that I can label everything in my garden appropriately.  The problem with the super-cute pre-labeled signs is that in my square foot garden, I have several sections of the same vegetable, so I need several different markers for the same food. With the blank signs, I can have a label in each of my squares.

Last year I tried to go without labeling and it was a mess. I had no idea which sprout was supposted to be there, and which was a vegetable. So this year, I was a bit more proactive and went a little label crazy.

beetsThe signs come with a black paint pen, which holds up better than a permanent marker. I have had them out for almost two months and they are still looking great (even after my youngest has helped himself to the signs and attempted to mangle them).


About thisRDeats

A mix of realism, humor, tips and delicious recipes. I am a mother, wife, passionate sewer and registered dietitian. I want to show people that food is medicine and getting back in the kitchen is the key to health. I love everything about food: gardening, shopping, cooking and most of all, EATING! Notice that "dishes" isn't on that list.... Food isn't perfect. It nourishes our minds, bodies and souls! As a blogger, journalist, speaker and broadcast professional, I enjoy talking about food and nutrition for websites, television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. I also work with companies to provide customized nutrition education and recipe development.
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