How to Organize Seeds

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How to Organize Seeds

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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  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!

  2. I love your seed packets. As for seed storage I use a used detergent pod container to keep my seeds in alphabetically and have decorated the container pictures cut out of old seed catalogues. Thank you from England.

  3. Thank you so much for these templates. I have been trying to make some on my own with no luck. Really appreciate how easy you made this for other people like me.

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