Organizing Your Seed Collection with Photo Storage Box

Organizing Your Seed Collection

Organizing Your Seed Collection with Photo Storage Box

My ever-growing seed collection was making it difficult to find the seeds I needed without having to go through all the packets.  I originally stored my collection in a small plastic airtight container by Komax.

Komax 48.6 Cup Storage for Seeds

Komax 48.6 Cup Storage for Seeds

I decided to upgrade to something that would allow me to better organize (and find) them.  I debated on how I wanted to do this for quite some time.  Do I alphabetize them all?  Do I separate out perennials from annuals?  Cold weather from summer flowers?  In the end, I decided to do just flowers, vegetables, and herbs with no secondary sorting.

I used this Recollections photo storage box I purchased online from Michaels craft store.  My local Michaels was out of stock or I would have purchased it in-store.

Recollections Photo Box - 16 Cases

The first thing I did was separate out my vegetable & herb seeds, and then I went through and organized the flower seeds by the letters of the alphabet.

organizing my seed collection

organizing my seed collection

The only real complaint I have about this new box {so far} is the sticker they put on the front.  Why do stores have to make it so difficult to get these things off?  I spent a good 15 minutes getting this one off.

stubborn stickers

As for how to divide up how many letters go into each of the containers, that is up to you and your own personal collection.  I had to play around with mine to determine the best combination for me.  S got its own container because I have a lot of flowers that start with S.  Do what works best for you.  Check out the short video I posted {below} on YouTube for this post!

I got the label maker on Amazon, and it was fairly inexpensive.  I’ll be using it to label other things as needed.

organizing seed collection with photo storage box

An individual case holding seeds:

organizing seed collection with photo storage box

organizing seed collection with photo storage box

I would love to hear how you organize your seeds!

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