Garden Musings

Getting Seeds Organized for 2018

I’m an organization junkie.

Knowing where things are, what I have, and what I might need just makes me feel better—this is true with everything from the pantry to the closet to the garden. (I read that sentence to my husband who smirked and rolled his eyes because he knows it’s true!)

I try to keep my seeds organized throughout the growing season but things get a bit messy by late fall. So, I spent some time recently going through my seeds to get them re-organized.

Here’s before:

Relatively organized but I took the time to throw out empty seed packets, make a list of replacements, think about what I could justify buying, and set aside giveaways.

And here’s after:

I group seeds in both main and sub categories. Like this:

  • Cold weather
    • Greens – lettuce, spinach, arugula, kale, etc.
    • Peas
    • Beets
    • Radishes
    • Turnips
    • Bok choy
    • Etc.
  • Hot weather
    • Tomatoes
    • Beans
    • Cucumbers
    • Squashes
    • Etc.
  • Herbs
  • Annuals
  • Giveaways

Now I can get started on the fun stuff – browsing my favorite seed catalogs and ordering new seeds for 2018!

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