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« on: April 08, 2008, 21:05 »
While I'm sitting here, watching the rain falling day after day, I might as well do something constructive!  :evil:

I thought I'd make some fancy little seed labels.... bit of spare wood, painted and decorated with paints or pens. I thought the girls could help out!  :idea:

Thinking about it though I'm sure I read somewhere that you can't use gloss/emulsion type paints cos it would get into the ground and into the veg. :? (I knew this thinking lark wasn't good for you! :wink: )

Is this true or shall I break open the dulux tomorrow  :!:  :?:
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 21:13 »
Tosh  :wink:  break out the dulux, now if your tipping a gallon or two that may be different.
Make em out of tomato puree tubes too... look like posh copper tags if you do it right  :D
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 21:25 »
Just what I wanted to hear... thanks Rich  :D

Now I just need to find a recipe that call for gallons of tomato puree!  :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 10:06 »
How does that work RR? Surely tubes are too bendy.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 20:25 »
When its empty cut off the bottom and the top, cut up one side and open it up you'll find its a lovely coppery colour inside.

 Give it a good wash, roll it nice and flat I use a spoon to smooth it out.

Cut out into label shapes make sure you don't cut out over the fold else it falls to bits  :lol:

Write on it with a biro and it will make an indent which never wears off, You can put a hole in it and tie it to the plant.  :D

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 20:59 »
if your smart like me then you dont need labels  :?  :wink:
feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 21:07 »
I am as smart as you mate  :wink:  cant wait to see if it is chard or beetroot  :roll: . I have started to re-cycle milk cartons, we get big uns so I now cut m up and write on them.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008, 21:13 »
Quote from: "Aidy"
I am as smart as you mate  :wink:  cant wait to see if it is chard or beetroot  :roll: . I have started to re-cycle milk cartons, we get big uns so I now cut m up and write on them.


you cant beat a bit of exitement mate it keeps you alive  :wink:

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 21:24 »
hell of a pair of eyes on that cat
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and an objective.

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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2008, 12:08 »
Richi that is a brilliant idea and I use loads of tomato home made and bought so instead of binning the tubes I would be recycling in a positive way. Oh I've come over all angelic :roll:  :lol:
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2008, 16:27 »
Quote from: "Aidy"
I am as smart as you mate  :wink:  cant wait to see if it is chard or beetroot  :roll: . I have started to re-cycle milk cartons, we get big uns so I now cut m up and write on them.


Ditto Aidy, I cut up some of my milk cartons for labels too, but also keep a lot to hold excess water from the overflowing water butts!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2008, 22:49 »
I go to the resale shop and look for aluminum slat blinds. I cut them off the string stuff, and cut the slats into 3-4" slices and use special non fading garden marker to label things. Avoid the plastic as UV rays break down the plastic in 2 yrs. Other than the dog running off with the dratted labels, they've worked well for me.



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