vegetable garden markers

My youngest daughter has been begging me to plant a vegetable garden all spring.  I find this quite ironic considering that, for the most part, she avoids eating vegetables!  However, I did think this endeavor might encourage her to snack on a few carrots or cucumbers every so often…so we took on a new project of creating a vegetable garden.

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

When I say “we,” it truly was a family affair.  Once we found an area in our yard that was sunny enough, my husband set about building a raised garden bed.  And while he was doing that, Claire and I created garden markers to identify the plants we are going to grow.

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

We used wooden spoons, various colors of acrylic paint, and a black sharpie marker to make these.  First, we painted the top portion of the spoons on both sides, and placed them on waxed paper to dry.

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

Once dry, we decorated each spoon with a simple drawing of the plant and wrote the name of each vegetable.  So simple!

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

Then it was time to plant!

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

And finally, we placed the vegetable garden markers next to the plants to identify them.

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

vegetable garden markers | polka dots and picket fences

Hopefully, we will have vegetables to pick soon…

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