Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Seed Organizing

After each seed class, I re-inventory my seeds to see what I need to get more of before the next class. In my last class, I had my first 'seed thief'...and it wasn't until the end of class that I realized this gentlemen had been taking each of my packets and dumping them into not cool!

I'm pretty gracious at my classes and let the students make as many seed starts as they want which is great for $20.00 but stealing my seeds...breaks my heart! Some of them are heirlooms I've been accumulating for years and re-growing and he wiped me out to my last seed of many varieties.  Granted, he didn't take everything thank goodness-just the stuff he was interested in.

Needless to say when I re-organized I found several gaping holes in my seed collection.  I saw a new idea on Pinterest that looked interesting to me that I am going to try with my smaller seed packets.  You take a small photo album that opens on the top and slide your seed packet down into it, so you have a book of seeds.  It won't work with my larger seeds like pumpkins, etc. but I think it would be a great way to organize my heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and such.

How do you organize your seeds?  I have them in tins, jars, canning jars, old medicine bottles, ziploc baggies, etc. and I save those little dessicant (sp?) packets that come in shoe boxes, vitamin bottles and use those to absorb and keep away excess moisture.

1 comment:

  1. What a jerk. I haven't started doing seeds yet, I'm still at the point that I get my plants from Fullerton JC or Cal State Fullerton. One of these years I will start something from scratch.

    We recently fenced in our garden to protect it from our dogs. I now have about 500 sq/ft to grown on instead of just my 2 5' by 3' raised beds I made when we first started. But I need to kill/remove all the grass before I can use all the space, which won't happen in time for this upcoming tomato season.