This is going to be a short post today. I just wanted to share with you this brilliant way of storing all those garden seed packets using a photo storage box.
I found this one on Amazon and I now have my box of unruly seeds under control. I had no idea that I had so many. I went through and checked the date on the seeds and will try germinating the old stuff with a heavy seed planting and also leave room to plant the new seeds that I know are good.
I don’t want any to go to waste if they still have the energy to pop their little stems from the soil. I’m trying a few seed experiments this year. I’ve planted the flower seeds you see in the photo just yesterday. The seeds are from the Dollar Store, 4 packs for a dollar, so I’m anxious to see if they sprout. The price was right and if they actually yield that will be a huge bonus.
As you can see the way I stored my seeds before I found the photo box was to just chuck them all in a box. Now that I have them all organized the problem with overbuying or buying something I already have shouldn’t happen. Just to give you an idea of how I organized the box.
- The vegetable seeds are alphabetized
- I keep all same seed types in the same container, I don’t separate according to variety. For instance all tomato seeds are in one container and all squash are in another together.
- I keep the flower seeds in their own container. I don’t have enough to do it any other way.
- I’ll pop the entire container into the freezer to keep the seeds viable.
Im really amazed that everything I have crammed into the box fit into one photo storage box all neat and tidy. I know it does’t seem like that big of a deal but it sure helps when the time come to order new seeds for the season.
Here is a link to the photo box I purchase: PHOTO BOX SEED STORAGE CONTAINER.
BTW, I’ll be back to report on those Dollar Store seeds 🙂 And if you’ve tried them, did they germinate?