Like wrapping your Christmas presents and forgetting to add tags, this can be a huge pain in the you-know-where that causes lots of problems in your garden, even if you’ve been following every other garden hack down to the letter.
Fortunately, there’s a pretty easy DIY way to combat the problem. All you have to do is mark your rows and sections with labels right after you plant.
That way, all of your plants are getting the right amount of water and sunlight, and you aren’t treating basil like rosemary and vice versa (not that that’s very likely!)
For an easy, weatherproof labeling system, all you need are a few semi-flat rocks and some paint!
Simply paint the rocks in colors of your choosing (color-coding by plant works well here), then add the necessary info. You can leave the rocks at the end of each row, and never again forget which section is cilantro and which is parsley.
- Clean stones
- Paint a solid color
- Add the plant name.
- Decorate and enjoy!