DIY Garden Rock Markers to Label Your Outdoor Vegetable Plants

Check out these adorable DIY plant markers to label the outdoor fruits and vegetables in your garden! Learn how to make these DIY plant markers and get ideas on how to create your own with garden river rocks, modge podge, and paint.

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 to me in Houston!  Since when does Houston get below freezing?! But now I use these easy veggies to grow with kids, and we’ve had a lot more success.

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.

One delicious recipe you can make from your garden is Buttercup Squash Soup.

Check out our post on how to remove harmful insects from your garden.

DIY Garden Plant Markers
DIY Garden Plant Markers

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!

DIY Garden Plant Markers

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.

I used this craft paint off Amazon, and when the paint was dry, I covered it with Modge Podge. Simple! Although if I could go back and do it again, I’d probably do a few layers of modge podge instead of just one.

While you’re waiting for yours to dry, you and the kiddos can do some of the free printable worksheets in this Huge Gardening Activity Pack.

I think they turned out pretty cute, and they would make a great addition to a fairy garden. I also want to try flowers painted on rocks next.

They would look adorable in a tropical food garden, too!

And if you want to get your kids involved in as well, check out this printable nature journal.

DIY Garden Plant Markers

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