On Houzz, one viewer noted: "You can easily read and spot these markers with large type and clear lettering."
The stamped letters are about 1/2 inch high, so markers in the ground can easily be read by a person standing up. (Longer word choices, like BANANA PEPPERS will have 3/8 inch letters).
If you compare these stakes to those of our competition, you'll notice that ours are not only wider, but also thicker. This means they have greater strength and durability. They are about 1 1/4 inch wide and 3/8 inch thick and about 9 - 11 inches long. Thinner stakes suitable for container planting (and less expensive) are available at this listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/129172465/visible-herb-garden-marker-potted-plant?ref=related-0
A stamp of the herb leaf and some vegetables, or a generic leaf impression can be used at the top, but longer names will begin at the top of the stake with no leaf at all.. Please state your preference in Notes to Seller. (Generic leaf will be used if no preference is made) Appearances my vary from set to set.
Stakes are also available in porcelain, and can be seen at this listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/116604757/new-container-herb-markers-set-of-6?ref=related-0
Thick, sturdy stakes. DURABLE, weather resistant - Great for Spring planting.
Rustic, unglazed (not shiny) iron stained stoneware marker.
Reusable, season after season (a good investment)
Custom sets of any size available. This listing is for a set of 8 stakes, MADE to ORDER.
(please allow up to 4 weeks for your items to be made)
Possible choices include:
Dad's Garden / Pop's Garden / Papa's Garden
Mom's Garden / Mama's Garden / Nana's Garden
OUR Homestead (OUR will be small and horizontal)
or you may request a custom stamping of your choice. Please let me know which ones you want in the message section at checkout.
Convo to arrange a custom listing to suit your needs. Listings for ready made individual markers are also available.
To make these, the clay is rolled flat, cut by hand, and stamped while clay is leather hard (still wet), using a leaf of the plant named. The clay is carefully dried over the next 5-7 days to avoid or minimize warping. Then they are bisque fired (which takes about 24 hours), then stained with iron oxide and fired a second time another (24 hours.)