Has anyone ever tried using grill skewers as garden markers?

This isn't really a question, but an idea I came up with. While planting my garden yesterday, I needed a way to mark the end of each row and tell me exactly what was planted in each. I remembered my husband has lots of grill skewers stashed in a box, so I took a handful of those, skewered the empty seed packets on them and stuck them in the ground. These have wooden handles with colored beads on the ends. They look nice and lets me remember what's in each row. The rain and wind won't blow them away either.

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  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on May 26, 2018
    That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing!
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 26, 2018
    I have seen this done and thought about trying it in our garden, my only comment would be is they may rust beneath the soil.
    • Lori Johnson Lori Johnson on May 26, 2018
      I don't think they will since they're stainless steel, but I haven't had a chance to find out for sure. I've heard rust is supposed to be good for plants. I'd have to Google that one to find out for sure. Thanks for your comment to mine.

  • Sandy Sandy on May 26, 2018
    I use chopsticks, plastic knives etc
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on May 26, 2018
    Great idea! One of our members put a canning jar over her seed packet to preserve the writing on the label. Here are some more of her ideas.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 26, 2018
    I use popsicle sticks in my veggie garden, I write on them with a permanent marker and they last the whole season. Bought a box of them to make Christmas ornaments when my kids were little and I still haven't used them up. I keep my veggie seed packets in with my gardening things, that way if I need to see the stats on them, I have them and they are in good shape.
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Dec 13, 2020

    That would work, just don't make shiscabobs after using them in the garden.  Bamboo chop sticks or skewers are another choice.

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