I now have so many seed packets that when I try to look for one it takes me ages! As you can see I have lots of different tins and bags with a whole variety of seed packets in them. Spring will be approaching soon and before I buy any more seeds, I need to take stock of what I have. So I have decided to organise my seeds this weekend.
How to make the seed organiser
I am using a shoe box and this is a large one, thanks to my son who clearly wears a very big size! I am also reusing card packaging from an online delivery.
First, I cut card to fit the length of the box. Then I cut 3 similar short ones to fit the width of the box. There are now 4 dividers ready for the organiser.
Now I cut slots into these dividers so that they can fit into each other. Into the long divider I have cut three slots with a pair of scissors – only part way. In the 3 shorter dividers, I have cut one slot in the middle of each one – again only part way.
After this, I fit each short divider onto the longer divider using the cut slots. Once all the dividers have been fitted, I place this frame into the empty box and voila … there are now 8 sections for me to fill!
How I organised the packets in the box
I have sorted the seed packets into the 8 sections by their type. This means I’ll be able to find seeds quickly rather than rummaging through different tins and bags!
- Tomato varieties
- Chilli varieties
- All the root vegetables like radishes and beetroot
- All the summer vegetables like aubergines, courgettes and cucumbers
- Legumes like the climbing beans and peas
- Herbs – dill, parsley, basil and chives
- Flowers – sunflowers, marigolds, zinnias and many more
- Salads and greens – spinach beet, chard, kale, lettuce and pak choi
Just to pop the lid on with a recycled string to complete the look. I feel so much more organised and ready to look at the seed catalogues now!
If you have a lot of seed packets waiting to be sorted, why not give this a go!