When the holidays are over and the New Year has begun many people feel renewed with hopes, goals, and dreams. As a gardener, the turn of the New Year is garden planning season. I love seed catalogs and I love shopping for new unique or heirloom varieties. I get to see exactly how much food I can grow so we can put a dent in our monthly grocery bill.
But most years I will be honest and say my seeds and seed organization has been quite sub-par to my extensive garden planning. I think I used the same cardboard box over the first few years.
However, the great thing is that you can organize seeds easily and inexpensively.
Although there are some lovely and pretty seed bins you can buy, I was looking for something cheap and frugal that would do the job.
First you need to organize your seeds by what crop family they’re in.
I’ve got this helpful chart below if you’re unsure of what the crop families are. I’ve also got some useful information on crop rotation and you can use my free seed inventory printable to help you figure out what seed stock you have and what you need to purchase.
Next you need to make nice little tags to separate your families so that they’re easy to find.
I just used cardboard! Cheap. Easy.
Then I simply organized them into a small plastic tote with another cardboard piece in the center so the rows stay in place.
Done! Cheap! Easy & Organized 🙂
How do you organize your seeds?