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So, I was thinking this morning (uh-oh, there she goes thinking again!) How does everyone label all their containers? I've seen some pics of containers, neatly labeled.. and it occurred to me that I don't write on mine. The way I keep track of what's what is: I "identify" each container by type of seed sown with different items. For example: This year, my Veronicas are all in plain, unmarked gallon-size milk jugs. The Columbines have yellow caution tape tied around each handle. Daylilies have green gardening twine tied around each handle. Then, in my journal I keep a legend, telling me which one's which. A legend entry might look like this:
"Blue Columbines, 6 - gallon sized milk jugs, yellow caution tape."
That way I don't have to buy anything new (like mini blinds or knives, special pens et al), I just use what I have on hand. Some containers might get a little orange spray-paint (from the upside-down can) dot, some might get a clothes pin snipped to 'em... you get the idea. Each time I start, I decide how many, of what sort of seed, I'll sow, set out the number of containers I'll fill, set out my "markers", THEN write it all down, THEN fill and sow. (so my journal has a minimum of grubby little finger prints in it). =) You can let your imagination run wild with things to 'label' each type of seed sown, from green plant-support tape to kabob skewers. (I've used both of those too!)
So, what do you guys do and what new stuff can I learn today? =)