<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/511/winter-projects-for-spring%21 en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Winter projects for spring!]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/511/winter-projects-for-spring%21?commentid=1617 Recycle blades from old mini blinds for plant markers!  Easy to write on and last.   Use the cords from the blinds for bean or sweet pea poles!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/511/winter-projects-for-spring%21?commentid=1617 January 29, 2013
January 29, 2013 January 29, 2013 <![CDATA[Re: Winter projects for spring!]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/511/winter-projects-for-spring%21?commentid=1620 I did try cutting up blinds and using them for plant markers, but found they kept bending when I tried getting them into the ground at the garden. When using them for seed starting plant markers they even blocked light from the seedling. So for seedlings I write the name of the plant right on the container. I did read in a book you can make plant makers with twigs----shave off a section of bark off the twig and write on the exposed area. I might have to try that.

 

Right now I have leek and onion seedlings started in the grow box. Its a little too early to be starting anything else. In the meantime I'm making seed tape out of packing paper...not just for the itty bity seedlings, but also the bigger ones like the beans. Yes, you can make seed tape with larger seeds (worked excellant with the corn I planted last year)...the seeds are perfectly spaced so there's no thinning required later (no seed is wasted) and it maybe takes 10 minutes to roll it out and plant it. :)

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/511/winter-projects-for-spring%21?commentid=1620 January 29, 2013