Do you ever get that feeling as you're doing something that you shouldn't do it? I'm not talking about breaking the law or telling lies, I'm talking about a fleeting thought that hardly stays long enough to make an impression in your mind. When I planted my garden a couple months ago, I bought those plastic white garden markers and had the thought, "You shouldn't get these, even though it's your only choice here," but picked them up anyway, not wanting to make another stop. Fast forward a few weeks. I go outside to check on the garden and am pleased to see several things sprouting. I check the markers to see what I had put where. You'd think I had used disappearing ink!!! Permanent marker gone.
So, I [of course] complicated the solution and came up with these.
Steel wool [not shown]
*patina is a chemical that reacts with the metal changing the color--it is not just a paint
Clean sheet metal with steel wool, followed by soap and water.
Apply patina, wearing protective gloves. Do not let patina touch your skin!
Wash sheet metal with soap and water--some of the black will wash off.
Draw lines 1'' apart, cut using tin snips
Round corners if desired
i thought these scraps were beautiful
etch the vegetables/herbs/fruits you are growing with a dremmel (everyone should own one)
and even though I'm not even growing any, I had to make this one
safety first: don't mess with a woman in goggles.