Thanks to Mrs. Martha Stewart I have found a free way to mark my garden. I mostly rely on memory which works well for the garden bed but for seeding, that NEVER works!
While browsing marthastewart.com I found this free cheap idea.
First grab some good lookin' sticks :) I have TONS on my 1.5 acres!
The directions say to use a peeler but I just used an old ($store) kitchen knife. You cut a couple of layers off the top. It should look something like this.
Next you get a sharpie and write your vegetables, plants, herbs etc. I only have veggies :)
I sprayed a clear coat on top to protect from the elements but I am not sure you have to do that step.
The entire process took literally, 5 minutes. Of course, it was FREE so nothing beats that but I like the organic natural feel.