Cleaning up plant labels

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Beepee

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Cleaning up plant labels
« on: July 27, 2021, 17:13 »
I know we are all suppose to avoid plastic these days but...
I have a lot of plastic plant labels, had some of them for a few years now but I used to struggle a bit to clean them. Always used pencil to write on them, stays for the season so no problem until it came to the cleaning. We've just had a burst of rain so scurried to the shed with the wife's latest kitchen cleaning paste. Supposed to clean almost anything. Well it certainly works billiantly for the plant labels. A damp cloth and a little of the (Bio-mex) paste and the job is done. It's pretty good on the stainless steel kitchen sink as well.  :)
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snowdrops

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Re: Cleaning up plant labels
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 18:59 »
This year I used ‘ the pink stuff’ paste & a kitchen a scratty pad, worked on even waterproof markers etc
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Re: Cleaning up plant labels
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 07:15 »
if you write with pencil you can remove it with a rubber/eraser  :D

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Re: Cleaning up plant labels
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 09:29 »
I know we are all suppose to avoid plastic these days but...
Reusing what you've already got is much better than buying new however environmentally friendly the new things are! :D


I use chinagraph pencil removed with surgical spirit.

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Re: Cleaning up plant labels
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2021, 12:46 »
I just put mine in a jam jar full of diluted bleach. Leave them overnight or longer and they come up sparkling and bug free :D :D

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mumofstig

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Re: Cleaning up plant labels
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2021, 12:55 »
I use a permanent marker on mine, and still find that I can scrub it off with one of those sponge scourers with a little neat w/up liquid, plus varying degrees of elbow grease  :lol:
Eventually, after a few years, the sun starts to degrade the plastic, then they end up in the recycling bin
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Lardman

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Re: Cleaning up plant labels
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2021, 14:09 »
I've written numbers on mine and just make a new key with paper and pen each year. Life is too short to scrub plant labels.  :nowink:
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