We've tried wooden garden markers (they rot)
We've tried plastic jugs cut into strips (they blow away)
After a few seasons the plastic gets crumbly too.
This year I have taken some forks and spoons, like these.
that I had left over from my cabinet spoon pulls project.
I hammered them flat as I could using a regular hammer.
This is real simple. Of course my husband wanted to let me think
it would be difficult, using the right
hammer/sledge/vice/channel lock pliers?
Won't he be surprised when he helps with the gardening this year and I pull these
beauties out, then he realizes he isn't the one who did them.
I didn't have to do any hammering to the forks, I just
sand papered them to ruff them up like the spoons,
and used a permanent marker, wrote the name of
the vegetable to be planted.
I used a clear spray paint, just to make sure it doesn't
rub off. I think they will last for a long time.
I really didn't have to "hammer" the spoons to flatten them out,
I could have written on them when they were round. I just liked
the way this looked better.
Some people use a metal stamp to indent the letters,
I like my handwriting and maybe they will be passed
down to my children.