Make Your Own Garden Plant Stakes

I was looking for a free idea for my indoor seed starter garden. I wanted to make garden stakes that could be used in my plants but didn't cost anything. 
pink flowers in the garden

I'm not a big gardener but a few herbs started from seed puts me in the Spring-time mood.

In my yard were hundreds of broken branches from the very long winter.

pile of sticks outdoors

After reading a past issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine, I finally had a good use for these sticks.

I started out by breaking off a handful of sticks, all about the same length.

Pile of sticks

I gathered the tools needed for this project.

clipper and potato peeler

A pruner and a potato peeler.

bucket of sticks, clipper and potato peeler

Note: Your may need a new potato peeler after this!

Next I got to work cutting... I trimmed the ends of each stick and used the potato peeler to shave off several slices of the bark. 

sticks with top shaved

Using permanent marker, I wrote the names of the plant on each stick.

sticks with herb names

A spritz of spray Poly will keep the letters from fading in the sun.

Stick the stakes in the soil and you're ready to grow!

stick with avocado written on it

Ready for some Spring-time herb planting! 

sticks and seed tins

garden stakes in a pail

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 Garden stakes and seeds with Pinterest overlay

Perfect for new seeds or to just organize your garden!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .