A stack of seed packets like that is screaming for an organization method isn’t it? I know that last year far too many of my minutes were spent sifting through again and again, calculating and re-calculating dates and I still ended up forgetting to plant a few things or planted them late. We can excuse me a little bit though, I hope, since I did have a baby the day after our last frost date, can’t we?
I’ll give you two guesses as to how I chose to organize my seed packets, but you’ll only need one.
Oh, you’re so clever! How did you know I’d choose a binder?
Unless you’re brand spanking new here, you’ll know that I’m in love with my binder system, so it should come as no surprise that I repurposed an old cookbook binder into a new seeding binder.
My planting dates are clearly marked and the seeds to be planted on those dates noted.
I used 4 X 6 index card sheet protectors and labeled them with the planting dates.
I cut a sticky backed magnetic strip into pieces and arranged two on the top of each section. I think velcro may work better, but I didn’t have any and the magnets do the trick. The longer the section, the better it works.
The seed packets were arranged according to kind and planting date.
I also have seeds leftover from last year in a quart sized mason jar in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. I notated these and filed that sheet of paper under the appropriate date.
I’m sure there are more charming systems to be found out there, but this one didn’t cost me a dime since I was utilized unused items that were laying around the house. My seeding station is in the basement, so I think that a lovely system would be a bit out of place anyway.
It’s simple and will do the trick.