Most gardeners this time of year are busy looking through seed catalogs and putting together plans for spring planting. I’m doing something a little different that involves no planning, instead I’m organizing seeds.
After my clean out and organizing earlier this month I came across my container of seeds and decided it was time to condense and formulate a better storage system.
I found these neat plastic containers at Tractor Supply and decided they were perfect for sorting seeds.
I started with my flower seeds and uncovered a shoe box full of sunflower seeds. I kept a few sunflowers and the others will be fed to the birds. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner.
I’m a Seed Hoarder
This was my pile of seeds; I was pretty overwhelmed and realized I might have to purchase more containers to finish this project.
Look at that pile I’m embarrassed; I appear to be a seed hoarder. There will be no seed purchases this season for the vegetable garden; I need to deplete the inventory and focus on my harvested seeds in the future.
These boxes come with dividers that you cut apart and place where needed; I added them as I went. Once I had all my flower seeds gathered it was time to grab scissors, a pen and labels.
Originally I was going to use the labels to mark the seeds on the inside of the lid but after emptying the seed packs I realized cutting the name label off from the envelopes would be faster by dropping in place with the seeds they belong to.
How do you organize your garden seeds? Do you have a similar system or have I sparked a new idea?
Next up will be my veggie seeds and I’m thinking it might be a good idea to break them into two groups, spring and fall. I enjoyed this project; it’s a great way to help establish a visual plan for the spring planting season.