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Sunday
Nov022014

Seedy seed storage no more

A good friend of mine Cam recently gave me some wise advice “You need a new seed box.” We were swapping veggie seeds and he had found the radish seeds I was asking for – in my own seed collection. Ooops. Upon further inspection I found multiple packets of the same seeds, poor lost unlabelled seeds, and some seeds marked beans, that clearly were not beans! Oh goodness, my seedy looking seed collection that was stored in a large, sad looking zip lock bag really did need a spring clean….

So I set about finding a new way to store my seeds, and found some wonderful inspiration and tips on seed storage from Tricia at Little Eco Footprints.  I found a little wooden box, cut up some cardboard to create dividers and catergorised the seeds into summer, winter and all year round veggies. I bought new seed packets and arranged the seeds in alphabetical order in the fitting category. Inside the paper packets, I’m aiming to store the seeds in small zip lock bags.  

How’s your seed storage going? 

Reader Comments (4)

Brilliant! I've been meaning to organise my seeds too, but haven't really gotten around to it. This is such a great idea. I'm putting it on my list of things to do. Would you be willing to write a bit more about what vegies you've put in each category, and the varieties you've had the most success with growing in the Illawarra?
November 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSri
Hi Sri, thanks for your comment and suggestion to write about what seeds we have in which categories. We will post something about that soon.
November 15, 2014 | Registered CommenterHappyEarth
Your box looks great! My nicely organised box is already overflowing after a few good weeks of seed collecting. Thanks for the link :-) x
November 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertricia
Such a lovely box! I love it!
January 17, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterstoragetottenham

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