4.06.2010

Gardening time

We headed to the Farmer's Market last Saturday ready to buy some plants and start growing our own vegtables. We picked up a few small tomato plants and decided to do the rest from seeds. With a handful of seed packets I knew we needed some way to remember what seeds we planted where.

Then I saw the colorful toothpicks in the kitchen and remembered something I saw on Samsstuff recently. Fun and colorful and complete with clear tape over both sides to keep them safe when we are watering, they are just want we needed. I still need to make a few more but think I'm off to a good start. I'm happy with how they turned out and now I just hope something will grow...What are you growing in your garden this summer?

38 comments:

samsstuff said...

Thank you for the link! Tape is a good idea, I'm wondering if there's some sort of coating you could get, like at Home Depot or Lowes. I'll have to check into it!
I'm not sure what I'll plant this year, I never get much yield from the vegetables that I plant :( I know I want a lavender hedge, though.

Rene W. said...

Those are adorable!! I am going to find a nice big container and plant some lettuce and herbs. Nothing too difficult to cultivate, as I do not have a green thumb at all, but I can't wait to be able to pick my own salad!

Michelle said...

Yeah for your first link party!!!! Unfortunately, most people who visit won't leave comments. These are super cute!!! I'm excited to start planting my garden in a few weeks!!!!!! Thanks for linking up at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. I will feature this. Grab my "featured" button.

LollyChops said...

Hi there! Love your garden labels!

Let's see... I am growing lavender, mint, jalapenos, basil (enough to feel an army), tomatoes and sage. I might try sweet potatoes this year as we have the most perfect spot for them!

WestSacHoney said...

These are great!! I LOVE IT!

Kate said...

These are really cute! I don't have a garden, but I'm going to try growing herbs on my balcony, I'm going to make some of these :) Just found your blog today, I love it!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Cute idea! I'm sure this can be used for all sorts of stuff like labeling flowers and colorful cupcake toppers.

I've got the blackest thumb on earth so it's best if I stay away from plants.

Unknown Mami said...

I love the signs; they look great! I'm sure things will grow.

the red bungalow said...

Thank you for stopping by redBungalow today!

These little labels are really cute. I'm going to a plant so next weekend to pick out new Spring veggies for my garden, and I might have to make a little something like this myself. ;)

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love the signs, they look a little retro to me! I spray my painted wood signs with acrylic every year. Marine spar varnish would work, tho its spendy and a bit yellowish. I am so ready to start planting but it snowed this week. Sunshine coming soon, I hope!

ChristyM said...

these are so much fun! time to dig into my paper stash and make some signs :)

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

That's a great idea...and a pretty one! We planted a big garden last year and had trouble with thing being eaten all the time. :( This year we have a few thing with flowers mixed in. It's beautiful!

Thanks for joining us this week! Have fun with the garden. I just love the idea of growing veggies!!!

~Kim

Jingle said...

What a great idea! Those look wonderful! I am growing...ummmm.... my hair out! Does that count? It's about the only thing that I can grow! LOL!

Catherine said...

Great idea! I need to make some signs for my pots. I don't have a green thumb, but am trying to grow some basil, cilantro, and chives this year. Baby steps. :)

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Those are so cute! What a great idea. Thanks so much for linking up to The Virginia House!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

You are a very clever one. I love those signs. It truly makes me want to start a little garden (haha). I have a link party on Wednesday -- the boardwalk bragfest. I would love it if you would link up sometime.

pk @ Room Remix said...

That's really a cute idea! Almost makes me want to plant a garden. :-)

Amanda said...

These are so adorable, I love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Snuggly Monkey mama said...

Found you through Somewhat Simple link-up. Thanks for the great idea! I actually ran out of the tabs I use for labeling my plants & ended up using some of my daughter's plastic spoons & a sharpie - but yours are so cute! I love them.

We are growing 6 different varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, peppers, lettuce, broccoli, carrots, basil, oregano, cilantro, mint, lemongrass, thyme, zucchini, yellow squash ... I better get cracking on my sign making!! :)

Meet Virginia said...

These are too cute! You are so stinking creative!!

~Morgan

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Atasha said...

They turned out great! I really want to plant some tomato plants but for some reason I am having the hardest time finding them. I am wondering if it's too late and they're all sold out

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh great idea!!! I hope I can have a little garden in Italy!!

Beth said...

Oh, they're awesome! I think I'll have to do the same thing! I'm growing lots in my garden this year, come check it out if you have a minute.

http://plumslife.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-square-foot-garden-in-making.html

PS. I found you on Somewhat Simple

kim - in search of me in mommy said...

Creative and so cute!!!! I love the idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Oh...and I love the name of your blog...except, there is nothing on our refridge - eeekkk! :) Kim

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

cute! And is that a cupcake pan you started your seeds in? Does it get rusty? I am thinking I might use that idea.

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

How cute! I'm going to be starting some seeds this weekend and have been looking at ideas for keeping up with what's where. Love the clear tape idea! Thank you!!!!!

Thanks for the comment luv on my laundry room, too. You're more than welcome to drop by any ole time. :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Great idea! I've made similar signs to cuten up buffets at parties but never thought to make them for plants. I've "laminated" with packing tape before but never put two and two together. Thanks for the tip!

Laura said...

Well, I can't kill the rosemary. The strawberries survived the winter, but who knows if they'll bear fruit. I want some basil and some tomatoes, though I am usually not too good at this. if I just get enough to get us by w/o buying basil or tomatoes for the summer, I'll be happyhappyhappy.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Suffice it to say I WILL NOT be planting Collard Greens (thank you for your comment BTW!) Most of my herbs survived the winter, so I just have to replant basil, parsley and cilantro...lettuce and pea are already in; adding tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers and beans. Love these tags...might just be our next rainy day project!

Lori said...

Very neat idea! I love it!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party!

scrappysue said...

nothing - it's winter!!! haha
my magnets arrived from renee - she HANDMADE 3 gorgeous magnets - i'm thrilled and have taken a pic to send to you - thanks again deb!

Andy Porter said...

Very cute signs! I'd need them to look cute because my garden doesn't ever seem to grow very well. Lol. At least the signs would look inviting! Great job! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats on Poppies at Play!

XOXO,
Andy

Jenn said...

flowers this year! just planting flowers... puppy will dig up anything else... must try to get up a fence instead of garden! sniff!!

Mayet said...

hi stopping by from SITS.

I am starting my garden this year and really excited about it. Tomatoes, beans, melon, corn, courge and lots more. ;)

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

These are so cute. I love how they turned out. Just the right touch added to the garden too. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

TheVirginiaHouse said...

I featured you on this weeks We Can Do It Cheaper @ The Virginia House! Thanks again for linking up and please come back again!

Wendy said...

I love this entry! The signs are adorable. :) So far I have avacado, orange, lemon, lime, tomato and peppers that I'm trying to grow from seed. I also purchased a small strawberry plant from this great organic nursery right by my house. Just found your blog - good stuff!

bluehydrangea said...

Too cute!! I need a garden..I also need a green thumb!

 
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