Post by mountains gardener on Feb 26, 2015 8:30:42 GMT 10
I am making two different plant labels, one which goes in each plant and the customer takes it home. I use these cheap white plastic labels you get on ebay and I use pencil which outlasts every marker and you can reuse the label if a plant dies. The second label I am doing is for every type of plant. I use simple laminated labels printed out at home, but on coloured paper. This label contains gardening information, how big the plant grows and some information how to use the plant if it's edible or a herb. I do only one label per plant variety and it does not go with the plant. However I plant to backup that with a webpage were customers can look up the information and hopefully a bit more information too. I print out several sheets for those customers who do not have access to the web. Actually I do a third labeling for groups of plants like lovely mints etc.
The one thing I am missing so far are sticks like bamboo sticks to pop up the labels. (no we have no Bunnings here and bamboo sticks are very expensive. When you look in nurseries they have plastic sticks, were the top is bended so that the plant label is easy to read. If I would use wire it would be always crooked. I thought of simply pruning off some twigs, but it is a pain to transport and even more to store. To attach I use paper clips like these: www.ebay.com/itm/10PCS-Colorful-Metal-Binder-Clips-Paper-Clip-15mm-Office-Supplies-Color-Random-/111434304462