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How to Store Seeds – My Favorite Garden Seed Organizer

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The Best Garden Seed Organizer Ever!

Are you wondering how to store seeds? I’ve been using a photo box for several years now and think it makes the best garden seed organizer ever! Take control of your seeds using this cool box! 

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How to Store Seeds – My Favorite Garden Seed Organizer

For years I had a haphazard garden seed organizing system which amounted to shoving seed packets in a shoebox or a ziplock baggie (or both) and putting them in a “safe spot” I was sure to forget about. Sound familiar at all? If you’re like I was, I highly recommend upgrading to this awesome photo box I got on Amazon. I think it’s a real bargain at under $20.

4 x 6 boxes for saving seeds in my favorite box

Photo keeper boxes come in many different sizes, but the one I like best is this one. It’s one big box with 16 – 4×6 little boxes inside. The little boxes are exactly the right size for my beloved Baker Creek seed packets.

One of these days, I will even label the outside of the 16 little boxes so I have a better idea of what’s inside each one. For now, it’s pretty easy to see what’s inside because the boxes are see-through. The only time suck is I have to physically lift each one to see the front. πŸ˜€

tomatoes in my favorite seed saving box

I try to keep like seeds in one box. For instance, tomato seeds are in one box. Pepper seeds in another, flowers, herbs, zucchini, corn, etc. Believe it or not, all 16 of my boxes are full. Sometimes I even keep empty packets in the boxes so I can go through them in the winter and decide what to order again.

Close the seed packets tightly

My only caveat is that you have to close each envelope tightly or the seeds will fall out. That’s not necessarily a huge problem unless you have a lot of different types of seed packets open in each box. It’s pretty hard to tell one broccoli seed from a kale or cabbage seed!

Garden Seed Storage Made Easy!

All in all, I love this seed saving box. It’s easy to use, handy to store, and quick to find. It makes ordering new seeds a snap and keeps all my pretty little lovelies safe and sound. If you’d like to order one too, head on over to Amazon. You can order a box with a purple handle for under $20, or get the white handled box for $30. I’d personally save $10 and order more seeds. πŸ™‚ If you have an absolute ton of seeds, you can also get two large white boxes for $35.

Want to save your own seeds? Grab my printable seed envelope template!

Make sure to keep the box in a cool, dark place to give your seeds the longest life. Happy Organizing!

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My favorite way to store garden seeds is in this garden seed organizer.

What’s your favorite way to store garden seeds? I’d love to know!Β 

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.

Comments

  1. blankEmma @ Misfit Gardening says

    This is a great idea, thank you so much for sharing it. I’m going to need a couple of these to keep all my seeds organized; veggies in one, flowers in another…It’s only a matter of time before I organize into planting times!

  2. blankCarrie says

    Love this idea! I’ll be ordering one soon. Also, Baker Creek is by far my favorite seed company! They’re all we use now.

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