Most gardeners this time of year we’re spending time 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 spending several weeks cleaning out and organizing the home 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 more seeds than one gardener needs.
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.
I’m a little embarrassed because I appear to be a seed hoarder.
I decided there will be no seed purchases this season for the vegetable garden with focus on using what I already have to possibly shrink my inventory.
These plastic trays come with dividers that you cut apart and place where needed; I added them as I went because I had seeds in all sizes.
Once I had all the 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 from the inside of the lid but after emptying the seed into each space I realized cutting the name label off from the envelopes would be faster by dropping in each space.
I’ll store these seeds in a cool place and possibly organize a step further by planting season as I like to grow different things in the spring and fall.
You know I’ve stored seeds so many different ways and I’m really hoping this will be a winner because it doesn’t take up that much space.