Organize those seed packets

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If you're like most folks, your seed packages end up in a shoebox, or bound together with a rubber band, and you have to dig through them hoping to find what you know is there when planting time comes. Over on, Greg Holdsworth provides step-by-step directions for an organized storage system:

For a comprehensive list of storage times and viability for those seeds, see:


  • Tina @ Repurposed Life
    Nice idea!
  • Becky
    Becky Blair, NE
    Wow Douglas, this is an awesome little storage container. I love that it's made from foam core. I figured it was painted balsa wood. Foam core makes it doable for a non-woodworker too.
  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY
    Awesome tip!
  • CeeJai
    CeeJai Stockbridge, GA
    Douglas, thanks for the heads-up
  • Dee W
    Dee W Rock Creek, OH
    muchh better than the basket mine wind up in, and with it almost time to start seeds, I might as well go through them now Thanks Douglas
  • Sue Curwin
    Sue Curwin Canada
    Now, I like that! Excellent idea!
  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    Great idea!
  • Molly Brown
    Molly Brown Gorham, ME
    Looks nice, but I buy my seeds only a couple of weeks or days before planting, Don't really need a bulky box to store them. I just put them into a zip lock bag til it's time. Maybe if I had a farm.....
  • Time With Thea
    This is a brilliant idea! I have been inspired for possibilities for storing my seeds!
  • Molly Brown
    Molly Brown Gorham, ME
    I still don't get why anyone needs to store seeds. Don't they get used?? Why buy packets and then store them??
  • Myrna Engle
    Myrna Engle Flower Mound, TX
    I store all kinds. Some in gallon containers, until the next season. Your offering is brilliant. I will have one soon. Thanks
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