label pullers: was :Re: Scilla melaina in the rock garden

Joe G
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:02:15 PDT
Raccoons here are big-time label chewers - my old seedling pot labels were
made from foil baking pan pieces wrapped around stakes, and, even though
they should have been permanent, are mostly illegible now due to the tooth

My new tags are the Amekron Impress-o-Tag (discontinued?)/Aluma-Boss type
tags, for which I drill holes in the pot and hard-wire them in using small
gauge aluminum electric fence wire. My old bulb labels were crimped onto
the edges of those terra cotta pots, but I'm starting to loop wire through
when I repot bulbs so those labels can't get stolen either!

Found a rabbit buttprint in one of my 1020 trays today. Time to build a
taller table!

Duffield, VA, USDA zone 6b but our low this winter was 18°F

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020, 7:10 PM Jane McGary <> wrote:

> Crows are also very active label pullers.
> But they can't get into my bulb house, and I can, which is good because
> it's awfully cold and wet just now otherwise. I'm trying out a new
> labeling method, too: pieces of aluminum miniblind slats, fine-tip paint
> pen, and clear "outdoor use" adhesive label over the paint. You can make
> a label that can be read at a reasonable distance this way.
> Jane, Portland, Oregon
> On 3/27/2020 2:10 PM, Jim McKenney via pbs wrote:
> >   Raccoons are the worst here. Because I'm cooking all day most days, my
> fingers are oily or buttery. Raccoons have an incredible sense of smell.Jim
> McKenney
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