MCG BioMarkers® Vs China-Made Plant Labels

When it comes to taking care of your organic garden, you should know that not every plant marker is created equal.


Going organic is often a lifestyle choice, though it doesn’t mean you have to be 100% vegan. There are many organic gardeners out there who prefer to use green products because they care about the environment and the future of our planet. So why not take those baby steps in the right direction?


Putting up plant markers is a great way to keep your garden organized and help you remember how you laid out your garden every year. Plant labels also give you quick access to important information you need to know when tending your plants such as hydration levels, sunlight requirements, species, and more. The best thing about using labels is that you can support a green effort while you’re organizing your garden too!


MCG BioMarkers® are 100% green products that take your organic garden to the next level. Not only are they made here in the U.S., but they’re highly beneficial too. Let’s look at the top five reasons to use MCG BioMarkers in your garden as opposed to something made in China.


1.MCG markers are weatherproof


In addition to being affordable, MCG BioMarkers® stand up to the elements. With our markers, you have the ability to write or print off whatever information you need regarding your plants. Your info will be handy come rain or shine with our labels.


When the growing season is done, simply peel the label off, pull the marker out of the ground, and store it until it’s time to start next year’s garden.


2.Proudly made in the USA


We mentioned that MCG BioMarkers® are made in the U.S., but did you know that each ingredient is is sourced in the US and Iowa? They’re made from the byproducts of corn cobs grown in Independence and reclaimed polypropylene. When mixed together, these materials create a strong, durable plastic-like resin.


When pressed into their trademark shapes, sizes, and dimensions, MCG BioMarkers® are staked signs you can use to label different plants in your garden. We’re proud to say that gardeners all over the world including Australia love our markers!


3.Choose from three different sizes and various colors


Every gardener has their own preference and style, which is why MCG BioMarkers® come in a variety of sizes and colors. As your gardening needs change from year to year and you start to work with different species, be sure to update your marker selection. Choose from the following sizes and colors for the standard BioComposites markers:


  • 25″ long, 1.875″ x 2.875″ flat marking surface
  • 13″ long, 2.5″ x 4.0″ angled top and flat marking surface
  • 24″ long, 5″ x 4″ angled top and flat marking surface
  • Terracotta, black, dark green, and white stone


NEW! You can also get the 9” marker made with a material that is degradable in a compost environment. The resins are a proprietary blend of biomass, natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers. The resins are made with ingredients which pass industry standards for composting.


4.Available at several retail partners


You know that feeling when you finally find your dream product but the store where you find it no longer carries it? With MCG BioMarkers®, you won’t have that problem! There are several retail partners throughout the state of Iowa that carry MCG BioMarkers® including Hy-Vee, local garden centers, and nurseries. You can also order yours online today!


5.World-class plant markers that are organic


We love MCG BioMarkers® because they represent what we’re all about: creating premium gardening products that are good for the environment. But, you don’t have to take our word for it. Look at what some of our satisfied customers have said:


“We really enjoy working with MCG BioComposites because it gives us a chance to support an in-state company and utilize a recyclable product made from sustainable materials. These markers find a variety of uses in our institution, particularly for seasonal displays and are a cost-effective way of connecting information about plants to a visitor’s experience.”


– Kelly Norris, Greater Des Moines Botanical Center


“American retail companies put cost before quality. And the sad thing is, these markers will sell themselves. Why? Because it IS a quality product, and this one has a home right here in Cedar Rapids. So, I would challenge all the gardening centers in the Cedar Rapids area to WAKE UP and take the time to do a comparison. There are still some of us out here that believe in quality products.


Thank you, MCG BioMarkers!”


– Paul F., Cedar Rapids, Iowa




Your organic garden deserves to be the best it can be. Order your completely organic MCG plant labels online today or visit one of our retail locations to pick up as many as you need.

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