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Marking the spot with fluro bamboo stakes

For years I've employed various means to mark the place where I've planted seed or seedlings.Collected sticks for the purpose. Even flagged stakes with rags.
Now I think I'm on a winner.
I just spray one end of bamboo stakes with spray paint fluro --and they stand out no matter what the mulch or plant background.
The stakes -- when planted in block -- also restrict the movement of ferals on the beds -- like the fam dog or invading Sacred Ibis.
You need a lot of stakes. These are 60cm long for around 15c each.
Once the plant is consolidated you can consider retrieving the stake -- but note that where a plant enters the soil may be some distance from where it develops above ground.
Staking like this makes for a handy inventory.
Main point: when hoeing, digging or [spit!] weeding you know where not to intervene.
WARNING! WARNING! Edible plant! DO NOT DESTROY!
In a polygamous garden like mine, you gotta look out for the little guy.

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 22, 2021 at 19:46

The father of invention strikes again. 

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