Reusing mini-blinds as plant markers

Energy & Sustainability Gardening Science
Reusing mini-blinds as plant markers

Instructables user mountainmanna has noticed that used mini-blinds are perfect for re-purposing as plant markers. They’re lightweight, rustproof, designed to hold up to continued sun exposure, and have a nice treated surface that takes ink or pencil very well. Her tutorial shows you how to cut them up for use.

2 thoughts on “Reusing mini-blinds as plant markers

  1. Kevin says:

    I use wide craft sticks and a sharpie. I start my plants indoors at the end of February. By October the sticks are still readable, but will crumble in your hands and finish breaking down in the compost pile.

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