I use the orange 10 stakes in research plot identification. They are big enough to write all the needed information on and be able to easily read it. They are also very sturdy and I have had very little trouble with them breaking when staking the trials in hard ground. Great product!
I purchased the wood pot stakes, and am not 100% satisfied. They are much too wide to use in smaller containers. However, in larger pots, or in the ground they work fine. I began use in the spring, and by that fall they had rotted where they were in moist soil, so they do not last, and I would not be able to re-use them.
We have been using the wood stakes to price our hanging baskets and vegetable pots. We put on our own printed lables,which have been working great for us.
Excellent quality, well-finished and polished (I bought a case of 500). Easy to write on. Have already used these both with outdoor planting and for seed trays (I cut them in half, which was easy with secateurs).
Currently I use the whitewashed 4? stakes to mark cuttings in the pot. Sharpies mark and stay on the finish. The smaller size is perfect for the coding I use. But there is still enough room for more info. The stakes are heavy duty as advertised; if you break them you did it on purpose. The price was what caught me first but the quality made me smile.
These stakes are big enough to write large, plus include all of the details on planting. I use pencils, marking pens or even sharpies, all work well. They are heavy enough to stay in the pots, and hold up much better then the plastic in the hot humid conditions of south Florida.
I've used these stakes for several years now in my vegetable garden, and just purchased another box of 250 for the coming gardening season. Even though they are not coated, they last at least 2 years or more and are an excellent value for the investment. I like the 12 height because it allows me to secure the stake several inches in the ground and still have ample room above ground to see what's written on them, plus plenty of room to write the identification. I use a black permanent marker.