|Posted by vamachara on March 27, 2016 at 7:05 AM|
I have quite a small veggie area and don't always use up whole packets of seeds. I hate waste so I use up my old seeds before buying new.
The germination rate will probably be lower with old seeds so sowing a few extra is a good idea. Heather Rhoades at www.gardeningknowhow.com says "Using seeds from old vegetable seed packets will produce vegetables that are just as nutritious as those from current season seeds"
I thought I'd be more organised this spring so that I know what seeds I already have and what seeds I need to buy.
I needed a container suitable for organising my seeds so decided to make my own out of old bits of laminate flooring (it's just coated mdf). I made the box about the size of a cd storage box and cut dividers out of the bits of cardboard you find inside wine boxes. I raided the cardboard box store at my local supermarket for those. I gave the box a lick of gloss paint to cheer it up and make it look less like laminate flooring. ta dah!