Garden labels from paint stir sticks
Has spring got you thinking about a garden yet? Well, if you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you know I have a bit of a brown thumb. So although I’ve given up on planting a full vegetable garden (for now), I still like to plant a few kitchen herbs every year. I especially love basil (Caprese salad, anyone?) and cilantro, although I’ve found growing cilantro to be a little tricky. (Any tips on keeping it alive are much appreciated.)
To keep everything straight, I like to use garden labels made from paint stir sticks. You know, the free wooden ones you get when you buy a can of paint.
I trim them in half or thirds using my miter saw. I only do thirds if I believe I can cut them without losing any fingers. 😉 Then I give them a quick coat of chalkboard paint, front and back.
While the labels dry, I plant my herbs, usually in some sort of container.