I buy too many seeds. There are two reasons for this: 1. I can’t resist the plant descriptions and always buy more varieties than I really need, and 2. My seed storage is such a mess I can never stay on top of what I already have. I have seeds shoved into plastic bags and containers based on no system whatsoever. Whenever I need a particular type of seed, I have to hunt through the mess to find what I need. In spite of this, I did manage to find what I needed today and was able to get the following started:
- Super Italian Paste (8)
- San Marzano (8)
- Roma (4)
- Bloody Butcher (4)
- Pepperoccini (4)
- Italian Sweet (4)
- King of the North (4)
- Alma Paprika (4)
- Cactus-flowered Zinnias (16)
- African Marigold (8)
Last year I didn’t start any annual flowers under grow lights, but I decided to give it a try this year. I love zinnias in particular and it is easy to spend $3.50 on a single nice plant. The 16 plants I just started would cost $56 at a nursery. Not bad for a $2 pack of seeds.
The messy seed situation did inspire me take charge today and get things organized. I bought a stackable organizer and sorted the seeds into groups. Hopefully this will help me cut down on overbuying and do a better job of using up the seeds I already have.
I need to follow your lead and do a reorg of my seed inventory. I have it in a couple of separate stashes – small packets and containers/current year supply, two coffee cans that has my emergency seed reserve (in case of job loss or the end of the world as we know it! LOL!), and a box that has my cover crops and big packages of beans and peas and corn etc. I tend to go through them periodically for fun so I stay on top of it fairly well, but it really does get to be a mess after a while.
Wow those are well organized by my organization but was planning to do something about it soon. great idea!
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I am just starting growing my own, and plan to have fruit trees, so let me know if you see any benefit from oiling your trees.
Looks GREAT! Good idea.
Followed Chiots Run’s comment back and saw mine. I have this piece of S*&! laptop that does the wackiest things. I swear I don’t speak that insensibly. :p