We are getting ready to start seeds in the greenhouse for what I hope is a bountiful garden this summer. I needed a cheap way to be able to mark all those little seedlings. A wise old woman shared this idea with me.
Find a set of old window blinds. I bought some at a second hand store for $1.99. Mine were plastic but I think metal would work well too.
Cut the strings and take the blinds apart.
Cut each blind into 6 inch strips. I just eyeballed it, so mine were anywhere from 4 to 6 inches. Feel free to be as exact or relaxed as you want. It really doesn’t matter.
Wash all those strips in the washing machine with some old towels or anything else that you don’t mind getting snags in. This step is optional. The blinds that I purchased were pretty dusty. I don’t mind my own dust, but was pretty grossed out by other people’s dust. Also, you need them to be clean when you write on them later.
Cut all the strip lengthwise. Thus creating twice as many markers.
Cut one end to make a point.
Use a Sharpie pen to write the name of whatever it is you are going to plant on the marker.
Ta-Da! Enjoy your garden markers!