These are no ordinary plant labels! Made from beautiful FSC certified sustainable British Oak, these fantastic wooden plant labels are the perfect choice for identifying any vegetable, herb or plant in your garden. They're easy to use, simply write the name of the plant you wish to identify with the pencil provided and place in the soil, next to or in front of the relevant plant. Hey presto! You'll have a delightful plant label.
Why should you choose wooden plant labels?
Wooden plant labels, particularly our Nutscene wooden oak plant labels are a fantastic sustainable alternative to the typical plastic plant labels you receive with seedlings, seeds and the like. Made from sensibly sourced FSC certified British Oak they'll last year after year, and can simply be re-used again and again. The fact they use FSC wood means that you can guarantee that by choosing these labels, you're supporting sustainable forestry practices and the maintenance of British woodland.
They're just as simple as plastic plant labels, you simply write directly onto the label with the pencil provided or a marker of your choosing and voila! Your label is ready to go. You can then just pop it on your garden. Wood is also very aesthetically pleasing, so when you look around your eyes won't be drawn to any unsightly white plastic plant labels, simply beautiful natural Oak wood.
Using a wooden plant label instead of a typical plastic one means you'll be helping to reduce the amount of plastic that enters the environment. Choosing wood instead of plastic reduces demand for single use plastic products such as plant labels, this helps ensure less plastic waste enters our oceans and means you're helping reduce the impact of plastic on already vulnerable sea wildlife. End of life they are completely compostable and can just be mulched down for use in the garden - though we're sure they'll last for years and years.
How do I re-use my Oak wooden plant labels?
It depends on what medium you've used to write on the surface of the wood. If you've used the pencil provided, you can simply use a standard eraser to remove the graphite pencil marks from the wood surface. It'll be ready to go again in less than thirty seconds - no problem!
If you've used something a little more permanent such as marker pen, it will take a little more effort, but it is doable. You just have to get your hands on some sand paper or similar. Scrub the surface and the marker pen until it comes off, leaving the clear sanded wood behind. You'll then have a lovely clean wooden surface to write on again.
You can clean these wooden plant labels up again and again, season after season - they're certainly not a single use product!
How can I use more natural products when gardening?
Introducing more sustainable, natural garden products into your gardening tool kit is something we really want to encourage you to do. These days there's some absolutely wonderful natural alternatives to typically plastic-made products that you could introduce as like for like swaps. Lots are actually better than the man-made options as they biodegrade down and help enrich the soil whilst doing their job too.
Just a few ideas:
- Gather a collection of jute mulch mats - get a variety of sizes (or even a handy variety pack) they're a fantastic weed defence and water retention device.
- Swap your plastic garden twine for some natural flax or jute twine. It'll do the job just as well without the environmental price tag.
- Instead of using plastic tarpaulin to mulch, why not try some of our natural wool and jute hessian garden felt?
- Swap easy to crack plastic plant pots for beautiful rubber alternatives you can use again and again each season. The same with seedling trays.
- Change out plastic skewers for natural bamboo pegs, a simple swap that you won't even notice!