Those of you who know me well are not surprised that I actually want to organize my seeds. It’s a project that has been a long time coming, tho.
I started out by weeding out the seeds that were more than 5 years old. I tested a few this past spring and got 0% germination rate, so I felt pretty good about tossing them.
I have many packets of store-bought seeds and many zip lock sandwich bags of seeds that I have gathered from nature. For the store-bought variety, I placed the seeds in these small 2×2 zip lock bags I purchased online.
If you search on Amazon.com for “2×2 baggies”, you will find many vendors to choose from. I then cut the envelope front for a picture of what will grow, and cut the back for directions on how.
For the seeds I gathered, I made sure to label the zip lock bags with a description and a hint of where they came from.
For both sets I included the date, either of the “packed for” year or the year I gathered.
These trading card pages are the perfect size to catalog and store the seeds.
I bought mine at Wal-Mart, and you can get them at any office supply store. I sorted mine by flower v. vegetable v. herb. I haven’t done much vegetable growing, so most of my seeds are flowers. I have many collections of columbine and marigolds, so I have a whole page dedicated to them. I also used “post it” type notes so that when I run out of the seeds in that pocket, I can reuse the pocket.
Keeping the seeds in a binder, labeled and sealed, makes it so much easier to visualize what might be started come springtime!