Seed-Starting Tags/Chart


As per usual I did not read instructions and jumped headfirst into converting Goldtop’s cute Seed-Starting Chart into little seedling pot tags. Turns out they are great for either purpose.


I printed mine on cardstock, cut them out, and attached to tongue depressors. I did not have anything important to write in the notes section so I wrote a mantra for my tomato in hopes that it will manifest itself into a successful tomato plant. “I am a very delicious tomato. Someday in the future, I will taste great on a sandwich.” I have asked it to repeat these lines 5 times each morning while looking in a mirror. Should do the trick, right?

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12 thoughts on “Seed-Starting Tags/Chart

  1. You might want to watch out for mold forming around the wood of the tongue depressor. I used
    clean toothpicks for a flag type label and mold formed just around the toothpicks in my seedling cells. I guess it’s ok for plants, but not seedlings?

  2. Now, did they all receive the same mantra to repeat, or did they each get their own? Like, “I am a unique purple tomato, I will grow ripe and fat and juicy and impress you with my flavour, eaten all by myself, or maybe with a tad of salt and pepper.”

  3. Tina: I’ve done this sort of things lots of times and have never had a problem with it.

    Assertagirl: They each require their own mantra. I like yours!

  4. Like the tags! Though the white plastics are blah I still use them and cut the longer ones in half.

    Special request for your readers!

    I am looking for the lily Make Believe. It was selected here in Saskatchewan by Dr. Bert Porter. The Friends of Honeywood (his farm/orchard) are looking for it and are concerned that it may be gone for good.


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