DIY: Garden labels

When we moved into our house, there was a terrible eyesore of a shed in the backyard. After tearing it down, we replaced it with two large vegetable boxes, something that I’d admired in so many California gardens. What could be better than heading to your backyard for dinner?

However, I’m in no way a gardener and have no interest in investing real time in turning dirt into edibles. So, I basically just dropped in some seeds and waited to see what would happen. Amazingly enough, the first attempt succeeded pretty darn well, and we have a growing crop (with our first little radish harvest this week!).

I also realized that I was having trouble remembering what had gone where, so before things totally turned into a pile of green, I made these little labels. Why the plum on every one? Our garden sits under a plum tree.

Interested in adding some to your garden? Just download these freebie PDFs of the veggies you want (click the PDF links below). Then pick up some wooden stirrers at the coffee shop or paint mixers at the hardware store, cut out, fold over and use packing tape to create a nice water proof seal. Easy peasy. If only I could guarantee they’d help your garden grow…

Basil, beans and beets

Bell peppers, broccoli and carrots

Cauliflower, cilantro and green onions

Lettuce, mint and oregano

Parsley, peas and radishes

Squash, tomatoes and zucchini

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5 Responses to DIY: Garden labels

  1. Carlin Morris says:

    Oh how I envy your garden. Wish I had enough sun. Enjoying reading your blog. Hope Carter had a great bray!
    Carlin

  2. Carlin Morris says:

    Oops! Birthday!

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