My name is Lynn, and I have a seed addiction. I think I should have expected this. I found in many of my hobbies like knitting and cross stitch, I get as much joy from collecting and organizing supplies as I do from finished products.
I bought quite a few of my seeds in the larger sizes offered, either ounce packets or 1/4 pound packets depending on the seed. Since those would last me a long time, I didn’t want to leave them in the packets to get beat up, dirty, torn, and dumped. Instead I organized everything in jars I’d gotten free on craigslist or saved from store bought food.
These are all the varieties I plan to grow this year: love lies bleeding amaranth, anise hyssop, cherokee trail of tears pole bean, hidatsa shield pole bean, blue lake bush bean, lettuce leaf basil, chioggia beet, calabrese green sprouting broccoli, deja vu calendula, borage, early jersey wakefield cabbage, muscade carrot, giant of naples cauliflower, giant prague celeriac, german chamomile, rainbow chard, chives, cockscomb, rainbow inca sweet corn, pickling cucumbers, bouquet dill, echinacea, lista de gandia eggplant, fenugreek, feverfew, kale, ornamental kale, lavender, early white vienna kohlrabi, rock top mix lettuce, gem marigold, golden jenny melon, sugar baby watermelon, nasturtium, pitres dwarf okra, oregano, parsley, alaska shelling pea, california wonder bell pepper, daikon (radish), new zealand spinach, black beauty zucchini squash, patty pan squash, spaghetti squash, straightneck squash, st johns wort, hidatsa #1 sunflower, jersey giant (paste) tomato, viola, purple cherokee (slicing) tomato
Since this is quite a few years worth for my little homestead, I’ve been keeping them in the fridge to extend their storage life a bit.
How to you organize and store your seeds?