Hey y’all, Tiffany here.
First, let me start this post with a disclaimer: we are not gardeners.
I have a bit of a black thumb, actually. As well as the worst luck in the world when it comes to planting my garden and then a random late frost killing most of the plants.
Seriously, it even happened in Houston this last year! Since when does Houston get below freezing?!
Anyway, we first started trying to do gardening in Denver when we moved into a home that had a beautiful garden already set up. The home hadn’t been lived in for a while, which means the garden was completely full of weeds. Thankfully Blue Dawn Dishwashing Liquid mixed with vinegar makes for a great environmentally safe weed killer!
Having a garden is a great way to help stay in a $42 weekly grocery budget and make these freezer meal casseroles, so we decided to plant a variety of fruits and vegetables. We ended up doing really well for beginners (and had a ton of chocolate chip pumpkin bread when harvest came in).
Check out our post on how to remove harmful insects from your garden.
Make Your Own DIY Garden Plant Markers with River Rocks
After we planted, I decided I wanted to try to label the plants with painted garden rocks.
Now, y’all know that I have zero artistic ability. That’s why I got my degree in math.
I searched Pinterest for some inspiration, and I ended up coming up with these cute rocks!
Even better, I got the rocks from a local quarry for no charge. I just drove up to the quarry and asked how much they would charge for me to only get 10 rocks or so. They told me I could just go out and pick some, since they usually charged by the ton.
Simple! I think they turned out pretty cute. They would look adorable in a tropical food garden, too!
If you like these DIY garden rocks plant markers, please share them on Pinterest!