Firstly a quick apology for not replying to comments or writing on other blogs lately, as usual I've been really busy. I've been reading and enjoying the comments and I will reply when I get chance, please keep commenting though!
Right I think I'm finally organised with my seeds, although now I think I might have taken it a step too far and there may be an element of OCD involved with this, but it should stop the ten minute search for the right packet of seed and I know at a quick glance how many seeds I have.
I've divided my seeds up into 12 groups - a little extreme maybe but let me walk you through them...
Cucurbits, grains and melon - all my squashes, cucumbers, melons and small scale grains.
|Solanaceae - one of my favourite groups of veg, the nightshade family. All my tomato, chilli and pepper seeds in here. Lots of self saved seeds in here as well|
Roots- I tend to buy new roots seeds each year. These include parsnips, carrots and more unusual ones like salsify and scorzonera
Salads - Lots of varieties in here
Brassicas - I always think that these are the easiest and hardest to grow. The seed seems to last forever but everything wants to eat the plants!
Legumes - Beans, peas and more beans!
Beets - beetroot, leaf beets, chard - I love growing and eating these!
Herbs and edible flowers - I grow lots of herbs from seed. It can take a while for them to grow but it saves a lot of money if you get good plants at the end. I also grow lots of annual herbs like basil and coriander.
Fast growing - I've broken with by strict grouping with this box, but this contains all the fast growing things that I intend to sow on a regular basis, like radish, mustard greens, turnips, etc.
Alliums - Although I don;t grow many of these from seed currently I intend to start doing it more in the future rather than buying sets each year,
Unusual - This is for anything that doesn't fit in the other groupings.
Green manures - This is a bigger box and contains big bags of green manures that I intend to be much better using this year!
I also have a box number thirteen that contains flowers, but to be honest they don't get grown that much so live on a different shelf!
So I think I'm finally organised with my seeds, who else has a set up like this? How do you store yours?