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A New Use for Old Blinds

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spring is in full swing here in the Midwest! I’ve been doing a lot of potting and planting this past week.  I’ve been repurposing a lot of old blinds or slats taken out of new blinds when shortening them.  They make great plant labels and row markers!

I prefer to use metal rather than plastic or wooden blinds because wood rots and plastic becomes brittle and doesn’t hold permanent marker or graphite pencil markings through a whole season. The metal also lasts more than one season, and because it is painted, doesn’t rust.

The metal blinds cut easily with a kitchen scissors. (This kind of cutting can dull scissors, so don’t use your best pair!) I label with an indelible marker in a dark color on one side of the cut-to-size blind. If I want to use it over again with a different plant next year, I just wash in warm soapy water or wipe with a damp cloth and label on the other end.

I hope this tip comes in handy for you while you garden this Spring. Begonia



Make Plant Markers from Old Blinds


I've been making plant markers from my old blinds for years. I find that metal blinds work the best as markers.

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