Inspired by a LightBurn forum post I
can no longer find once again tracked down, I tried my hand at popsicle craft stick plant markers:
You’d have only one name on the end of each stick, with the uncut section jammed into the ground: these are test pieces to demonstrate capability.
Wood is better than acrylic because it checks all the eco-friendly attribute boxes. Admittedly, craft sticks don’t exactly grow on trees, but we seem to ignore such externalities in nominally eco-friendly products.
Bonus: a recurring revenue stream from the replacement market!
The design, such as it is, involves subtracting the letters from a rectangle maybe half a millimeter short of their top & bottom extents and a few millimeters longer than their length. Using a chonky font with generous letter spacing may prevent prompt disintegration by weathering:
Engraving the letters marks their uncut sections outside the rectangle, although we know laser char on wood-ish materials fades in sunlight. The two big sticks have
Radish engraved with varying density; the darker version looks better against a lighter background never found in an actual garden.
Mary thinks they might be a nice fundraiser for the next Master Gardener Plant Sale.
Outdoor field tests seem appropriate …
5 thoughts on “Plant Markers: Craft Stick Edition”
I’d just cut them out and skip the engraving, it seems to me it doesn’t add usefulness, and may reduce lifetime of the sticks.
Definitely enhances the Perceived Quality, though, which is all that matters. :grin: