When you want to have a cut flower garden, seeds are a very important part to the process. Direct sewing is a great way to have loads of flowers in a short amount of time. You can buy new seeds every year or you can save seeds. Read my post about starting a cut flower garden in Iowa here.
There are a few different ways that I have organized seed packets over the years. Previously, I’ve kept all of my seeds in these green lidded plastic bins from Sterilite (pictured below – buy them here). That worked great until I wanted to divide them up into smaller groups of seed types.
Now I use these plastic containers inside of a larger plastic container. They are made for storing photos but are also great for storing seed packets! They are made by IRIS USA (here is a link). They look like they would work great to organize photos in as well.
I purchased two and they each have 12 4″ x 6″ photo cases that can hold 100 photos for a total of 2400 photos or lots of seed packets.
I used my labeler put general labels on each inner container.
I originally go this idea from Deanna from Homestead and Chill who is on Instagram @deannacat3. She just launched her new blog so be sure to check it out.
I am definitely doing a lettuce/kale garden again next year but need to find a new location. The chickens just loved me and all my tasty kale treats.
I especially like to arrange flower seeds by planting time. Grouping them by start date, such as 8-12 weeks before your last frost date, is super handy. I have a bin for early seeds, seeds that need 4-6 weeks indoors (ones that I will actually start indoors) and then direct sow seeds. Right now I am really loving seeds that can just be directly sown in the ground in early spring.
I also have some seeds in jars and other misc. containers. These are Love in a Puff seeds from last year. How do you organize your seeds? Comment below!