There are many options for labeling plants in your vegetable garden. Using stones to decode the various green sprouts is one of my favourite. They wont blow away, they are free and you can decorate them any way you like!
Collect some stones in various shapes. I picked a few longer stones specifically for veggies with lengthy names like ‘cucumber’. Wash the stones to remove dirt and set them aside to thoroughly dry.
Get your little ones involved to help you decorate them! We used tempera paint.
Paint them however you like, then set them aside to dry.
Once they are dry, write on the names of the veggies with a paint pen, or a brush in a contrasting colour. I chose white so they would be nice and bright. Let them dry again.
A few coats of a clear acrylic spray or varnish will help keep the paint from fading and washing away. So don’t skip this part or your painted stones will hardly last a few rounds with the sprinkler.
It’s too soon to place my stones in the garden here in Ontario. I can still see a few patches of snow in our soggy backyard! Once the weather has changed and my garden is underway for the year, I’ll add in a new picture of these colourful stones in their places of honour!