Make Your Own Garden Seed Stakes

Here is a great idea for my new crop of indoor herb seeds.

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.

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.

I gathered the tools needed for this project.

A pruner and a 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. 

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

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!

Ready for some Spring-time herb planting! 


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. .