Organization? I got it. (Seed storage)
Monday, 27 Feb 12 Cloudy 3°C / 37°F
Finally got a seed storage system in place that I am happy with. I’ve found a variety of plastic containers in a range of sizes in the Bead section of the craft store. Each container is labeled with a sticker with the name and year collected. They are grouped together.
I was particularly excited to find the storage cylinders. Each has five snap off boxes that have several inner dividers so I can group plant species together, and/or organize by sowing date. The inside of each cylinder has a cavity for storing large seeds like beans and corn.
All of these containers are stored inside a larger plastic box which is then kept in the dark, cool downstairs closet.
My only complaint, and it is significant: the piss-poor quality of the plastic. I’ve already got some chipped / cracked corners. Still, the multiple layers of containment should keep out pests and moisture.
My swap stash is completely different. I store most of the seed in paper envelopes, cut in half, and labeled with the name, swap code and date of collection. These are stored in alphabetical order in my TOTALLY RADICAL JEM and the ROCKSTARS LUNCHBOX, which is kept in the fridge.
Photos 1 and 2 show the storage cylinder.
Photo 3 shows the outer container.
Photos 4 and 5 show the swap stash system in my totally awesome Jem lunchbox.
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seeds for summer and fall sowing are kept in a separate container system