Thursday Tip: Tomato Tags

Every year, we try new varieties of tomatoes.  They are, by far, my favorite thing to grow in our garden.  But we’ve had a few problems over the last couple of years keeping everything straight as far as know which tomato is which.

I’ve tried sticking the little plant tag in the ground next to the plant, but inevitably the tag gets broken or lost over the summer, never to be seen again until we are tilling in the fall.  I’ve tried writing it down, so we can keep a record of the varieties we love and don’t love quite as much.  But sometimes I forget.

This year, we have fifteen tomato plants, in thirteen different varieties. I’ve decided to try something new.  I think it’s a good idea and wanted to share it with you.

I’ve taken all the tags that came with each little plant, punched a hole, and zip-tied it to the tomato cage of each plant.  I’m hoping we can keep better track of the tags this way (no getting stepped on and broken, or lost in the foliage).  Wish us luck!

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5 thoughts on “Thursday Tip: Tomato Tags

  1. good luck…I grew a lot from seed, so I put the names on some milk containers cut into strips, and then put it in the soil of each little pot…This would work nicely stapled to the post I use for each (cages don’t work well for me for some reason.)

  2. That’s a good idea. I always lose our tags, usually before they even make it into the ground.

    • Anisa

      I think that has to do with little people. Maybe not though. ;)

  3. Brilliant! I love zip ties. This should keep my junior gardener from unmarking my tomatoes — now if I can keep him from picking them before they’re ripe!

    • Anisa

      We taught Henry to let them turn red by having him eat the green ones he picked! He didn’t mind if they were a bit orange though still. ;)

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