Emmeline Thrower - Gardener


Getting organised

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!

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