Earlier today, I picked up this video from Green Roof Growers in my Reader Feed, but the post has since been removed for some reason. I think the video is worth enough energy to keep it circulating among the garden-blog-o-sphere that I’m dedicating a post to it. In the video, this lady talks about and displays her obsessive organization of her expansive vegetable seed collection.
Basically, she has purchased a blue file container, and in it, she places manila folders that contain plastic page inserts full of seed packets. These seed packets are not just in alphabetical order; they are also in order by what season that they can be planted. At first, I was judgmental of her seed organization tactics. Then I thought about what I do, which is just toss all my seed packets in a drawer and forget what I have. I didn’t have much room to judge…
Ultimately, what I’d like to do is use a seed organization method along the lines of a bead container, especially for multiple varieties of the same type of seed (bean, tomato, etc). However, I then lose valuable information on the seed packet itself, which can be an important part of seed organization.
I do need to organize what I have, though. Considering that when I went back through my seeds recently to catalog what seeds I do have, for the spring plant, I found packets I didn’t even know I had, including another strain of basil and a packet of unused rosemary seeds I had gotten for Xmas in 2009. Oops!