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Oh the excitement this time of the year!
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, I love shopping for new unique or heirloom varieties and I love seeing exactly how much food I can grow to dent 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! Gasp!
The great thing is that you can organize seeds quite 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?
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.