How to Organize Seeds

How to Organize Seeds

By Erin Huffstetler | 02/18/2014 | 1 Comment
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Looking for a cheap and easy way to organize your seeds? I finally found a winning solution.

Seeds - Before

I say “finally” because this is what my seed collection looked like for years. Such a mess. And incredibly frustrating to sort through. Getting my seeds organized had been on my to-do list for quite a while, but I just hadn’t landed on the right fix yet.

Well, the solution finally hit me over the weekend, and I didn’t have to buy anything to tackle this project.

I just pulled out some of the berry boxes that I have stashed away (tell me I’m not the only one who keeps these), and I created dividers for them, so I could sort my seeds by category. Here’s a closer look at what I did:

Cardstock Strips

I cut some card stock sheets up to create the dividers (I got four out of each 8.5″ x 11″ sheet).

Homemade Tabs

Then, I traced around the top of a file folder to create tabs. After cutting them out, I used my label maker to make a snazzy label for each one.

Seed Organizer - Closeup

Now, my seeds are arranged alphabetically (which makes my Type-A heart happy), and I can easily find what I’m looking for.

Cardstock Dividers

Being a planner type, I made some extra dividers to accommodate my seed collection as it grows. And if I ever outgrow the three berry boxes that I’m using now, I’ll just add another. Don’t you love when simple solutions end up being the best ones?

Seed Collection

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Comments

  1. I do something similar with a shoe box. A cover makes it stackable with other garden supplies I keep in shoeboxes, like my measuring cups./spoons, gloves, & garden hand tools. The lids also keep the stinkbugs & spiders out—YCCH!

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