Since learning about winter sowing (I’m a bit hooked on it), my seed stash has increased significantly. I needed to find a way to store them that was organized so that I could easily find what I needed later.
In the past, I saved my seeds in a jar in the fridge in order to make them last longer. The more I plant each year, the less likely I’ll need those seeds to last more than 2 years.
On the Winter Sowers group on Facebook (which I highly recommend joining if you’re at all interested in winter sowing), one gal showed how she stored her seeds: a binder! I immediately gathered the materials and got to work setting up my own.
- 3 ring binder (3+ inch), D-ring style preferred
- 3-pocket photo pages
- Sports card pages
- Index note cards
- Pill bags/pouches
|Front of binder with Territorial Seed Co graphic on it. Pretty.:)|
|plant labels, seed pouches (pill bags) and index cards|
|Unopened seed packets or ones I want to get to next|
|A sheet of cool weather seeds.
Each pocket has the info sheet (half an index card with my notes),
seeds, and the seed packet if available.
|Back of the seed pocket sheet. The notes are facing out so I can
flip through them (blanks are because I had enough seeds to need two pockets)
|The contents of one seed pocket|
|All organized and on my bookshelf. Yay!|