Using a Rock as a Garden Marker: A Plastic Free Container Garden Tip

Posted on Feb 16 2011 - 3:39am by Mike Lieberman

This is my second post for’s Plastic-Free February. Last week, I showed you my kitchen and how I do my best to avoid storing food in plastic containers and the challenges that I’m facing.

This week, I want to show a small tip that I’ve started to use in my balcony garden to reduce some of my plastic usage. I know that I’m growing food in plastic containers in and have already covered that issue.

This post is about using new or unnecessary plastics in the garden. What I’ve been doing is using a rock as a garden marker.

Marking what I’m planting and where has been something that I’ve done a horrible job at. By horrible I mean that I haven’t been doing it at all. I know that I’m planting lettuce, but not sure of the kind of lettuce. Total disrespect of the plant.

I actually got this idea from a friend of mine who was doing this. When I was riding my bike around my neighborhood, I collected the rocks.

It’s a simple (and stylish) way to create garden markers for your container garden without using any plastic.

What are your plastic free garden tips?