How to Print Plant Labels


Plant labels help you identify and care for your plants. Upon purchase from a nursery, plants often come with tags or plastic inserts that give information such as plant name, care instructions and planting directions. Typing this information for printing plant labels is a good idea to keep your garden organized and your plants healthy. The labels may be printed and stuck onto plant pots or on a stick and placed in the soil for easy reference.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word
  • Labels
  • Plant information
  • Open Microsoft Word and select "File" and "New" to open a new document. Click "Blank Document" to start with a blank document or "Labels" from the Microsoft Office Templates and click "Create." The new document or template will open.

  • Click the "Mailings" tab and from the "Create" group, click the "Labels" button. The "Envelopes and Labels" box will open. Under print, select the radio button "Full page of the same label." Click "Options" and select the label brand and product number and click "OK." Then select "New Document," and a blank label page will display.

  • Gather information on each of your plants from the tags and labels they may have come with. If you do not have this information, gather the information from plant reference books or websites.

  • Type the plant name and care instructions directly onto each label, distinguishable by grid lines. Edit your label's font type and size and reposition text as desired using the commands from the "Home" tab. For each plant type, enter the plant information onto each new label.

  • Save your labels by selecting the "File" tab and "Save." You can reuse this page as a template to add new plant labels later.

  • Print the plant labels by selecting the "File" tab and and selecting "Print." Place label sheets into the printer before printing.

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