Growing food has been important throughout times of national hardship.  Many of the allotments in Oxford were created during the first and second world wars.

These plant markers are useful for plants grown in pots, a garden, or an allotment. All you need is a smooth stone and permanent markers.

You will need:

  • A few light-coloured stones
  • Permanent markers in a variety of colours
  1. You can either draw straight onto your stones, or you can paint the stone white first. This will allow colours to show up vividly. If you use this method, make sure to leave a space for the writing or choose light coloured paint that you can draw on top of.
  2. Write down the plant name on your stone and fill the rest of the space with your own designs!
Stone marker step 1
Stone marker step 2
Stone marker step 3