Sharpie ink is oil soluble. I haven’t tried this on old Sharpie yet, but baby oil wipes relatively fresh Sharpie ink away in a snap.I'd try acetone (nail polish remover) but, honestly, we re-use our labels by re-using them for the same thing. If a label says cauliflower, I harvest the cauliflower, collect the label, put it into the 'save' box, and next year when I put out a cauliflower seedling I'll dig out the label and re-use it.
The other thing you may be able to do is slather a lot of the same ink as the original (same pen type) and then rub it clean before it dries. That works on white boards when you accidentally use a permanent Sharpie instead of a white board marker.
Leave them in the sun. They'll likely fade. Even a Sharpie will fade. We had three shrubs marked male and female but the ink faded, so now we're left guessing (well, hopefully two will fruit).... I can't get the ink off. I tried washing liquid, soaking in hot water, hard sponges, elbow grease, and eventually cleaning alcohol. The last one bleached the plastic a little.
That's why I prefer baby oil and rubbing alcohol as solvents. They work beautifully against permanent marker and acrylic paint, respectively, while posing little hazard to plastics.Eeeee, be careful with the acetone. Depending on the type of plastic, you might end up with a pool of plastic goo. It makes other plastics brittle, and other plastics it just does wonky things to them.
By no means an expert on pears, but an arborist told me that if the deer don't get my apple tree, the fungal diseases will.Random:
Today I asked my husband to come get a tarp (that had been sitting half in the woods for at least a year) because it had icky bugs on it and a snake. Show me a reptile and I scream like a five year old and run away with jazz hands. I am not good at outside sometimes.
Apparently it was a red-belly snake. They aren't seen frequently because they're good at hiding. They eat bugs, which are my favorite animals to have.
Does anyone know anything about pear trees? Mine have black spots on the leaves and fruit and the internet wasn't super clear.
Try setting out wee caps of sugar water in late morning...I find that "tea" parties are a big hit, especially since it's been mostly dry in between gushers....On the topic of pollinators, I'm concerned. In the spring I had any number of bees in the yard, but right now, with so many flowers in bloom throughout the property, I'm not seeing nearly as many as I did last year....
She would be absolutely justified in having venison for dinner. I hate those damned ungulate rats. This year I'm hoping the smells deposited by three dogs will deter the deer from regarding my garden as a smorgasbord, but I put up my dangling CD deer fence as well. My roses are really hitting their stride, and I don't need deer to come in pruning the lot for me.My daughter had a bad day today when she found deer tracks all around her trashed flower garden.
I still don't know what color my hasta flowers are. They got chomped again. I have deer repellent, but it doesn't do much good still in the jar in the garage.She would be absolutely justified in having venison for dinner. I hate those damned ungulate rats. This year I'm hoping the smells deposited by three dogs will deter the deer from regarding my garden as a smorgasbord, but I put up my dangling CD deer fence as well. My roses are really hitting their stride, and I don't need deer to come in pruning the lot for me.