Follow my blog with BloglovinSeed storage is crucial to saving money on gardening. We keep an eye out for bargains and buy in bulk when possible. Organization and storage is important to keep the seeds fresh and preserve germination. This is about the time each year when I focus on seed storage. I prep and organize all my seeds for long term storage until spring planting time starts anew. I’ve developed a pretty good system over the years. This method has allowed us to successfully store seeds for years and still achieve a good germination rate from them.
The first thing that I do is take an inventory. I do this in the same notebook that i use to document my seed starting trays and garden layout. This keeps all the information together for easy reference the following year.
I keep each plant type together, combining plants from similar families if they are in smaller quantity.
I label the outside of each plant category (peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, etc.) with the plant seeds that are inside.
These tidy packets store nicely on the freezer door or can be place on top of my neatly stacked freezer jars.