by the packet are an economical choice for getting your garden started. One packet of seeds can hold enough potential plants to cover hundreds of square feet. Unless you have a very large garden, you'll probably have leftover seeds in the packet. What should you do to organize
While seed packets are great, I often wish they were resealable. Once you tear away the paper corner, seeds have a potential of falling out all over the place unless you keep the open packets vertical. Here are a few ideas for seed storage that won't leave you with a mess or lost seeds.
- Baseball card book. Seed packets are just about the same size as sports trading cards. Use a binder with trading card sleeves to organize and hold individual open seed packets.
- Rolodex. Before cell phone and email contacts, a Rolodex was the way to store business contact information. The rotary type won't work for holding seeds, but the box type will.
- Jars. Mason jars work well for long-term seed storage. You can put the packets in the jars, or dump the seeds into jars and label them. Either way, you'll need a shelf to store the jars.
- Clothespins. Hang open seed packets on a clothesline in your garden shed. Use clothespins to hold each packet on the line.