For years I have been trying to come up with a method of seed storage that I like. I've tried bags, jars, boxes, seed starting trays stuffed with packets, and more but nothing worked for me. I have a whole lot of seeds so this has been a big pain.
She solved my problem. I'm clearly an idiot for not thinking of this myself :-)
Now my seeds look like this:
Shoe boxes with cut down file folders to contain each category of seed. I can find what I'm looking for! No seeds are being overlooked when it's inventory time.
I didn't go so far as to clip an inventory form to each file folder because that wouldn't work for me but it's a great idea if your brain operates like that.
If you're interested, here is how I break my seeds down and how many varieties I have at the moment:
Roots (turnips and beets) - 3 varieties
|Radish and carrot seeds all grown up.|
Radishes - 6 varieties
Carrots - 4 varieties
Winter Squash and Gourds - 6 varieties
Onions - 4 varieties
Peas - 4 varieties
Cow peas - 3 varieties
Legumes (should be green beans but I started out thinking all legumes would fit in this folder. I was obviously in denial about how many legumes I have ) - 7 varieties
Dry Beans - 5 varieties
Corn - 4 varieties
Other Vegetables (okra, fennel, and celery) - 5 varieties
Greens, Cool Weather (includes broccoli and cabbage) - 7
Greens, Warm Weather - 5 varieties
Lettuce - 6 varieties
Summer Squash - 6 varieties
Cucumbers - 3 varieties
Melons - 3 varieties
Peppers - 9 varieties
Tomatoes (includes tomatillos and ground cherries)- 13 varieties
Eggplants - 3 varieties
Herbs (including some that are considered flowers) - 14 varieties
Flower (including some that could be considered herbs) - 16 varieties
This is far fewer seeds than I used to have. I'm trying to be frugal and control my seed and plant fanaticism.
How do you store your seeds?