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    Teabag is offline Seedling
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    So! How do you sort your seeds? Alphabetically? By sowing month? Veg, flowers, shrubs/trees and herbs seperate, then sorted by sowing month? New seeds/old seeds? Flowering month? Something totally different?

    I'm looking at my seed box (old seed tray) and thinking "Oh poop!" Something needs to change.

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, couldn't see where else to put it

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    My veg and herbs are sorted into family (curcurbits - winter squash, curcurbits - courgettes etc. etc.) groups using empty video cases. My flowers are sorted by month in a Burgon and Ball seed tin.
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    Mine are all in a plastic container (split into 4, new/opened and Flower/veg)and a spreadsheet has all the descriptions/sow dates as well as the major group of the 4 above, so I pull them out as I see fit.
    I'm not usually very well organised so it works of me.
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    I sort by family group and keep a spreadsheet of the seed varieties, number remaining, origin & date acquired.
    I might start hoiking out everything I want to sow and put them in a separate tin so I don't get confuddled part way through the season.
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    Ahhhhhhhhhhh! well I sort them according to how well they fit in my 2ft by 1ft by 1ft seed box. When I have opened them I find they fit better when I "ram" them back in. Isn't that the way that everybody does it?

    I mean every year is just a "discovery" when you say "ohhh! I didn't know I had that" or "Bu***r I thought I had several packets of that, oh well a trip to the garden centre then".


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    ESB kevin.. a spreadsheet does sound VERY organised!! And you Sparrow!

    Bill Door, yep that's how mine are at the moment, rammed in.
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    My seeds are all in one big container this year (last year they were in three smaller containers) I sometimes think about organising them but it's no worry if they're all mixed. I go through them in January & write down what I'll be sowing for each month. So in March I'll gather the seeds for that month & put them in the kitchen by my seed sowing tray,once I've sowed them I peg the seed packets together & put them somewhere easy to find,then tick it off on my list as done. I don't put the seeds back in the big container because a few of them will be needed for a second/third sowing like lettuce,peas & carrots. I wonder if I'll ever get more organised with them,I like looking at every packet? I don't know if I'd cope if they were in groups I can see it taking longer if you have to take each group out of a file unless you had it all written down,but then you have to look at it to see what you've got,whereas if you look at the seed packets you get to see the pictures as well
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    I'm still new to growing and last season was a case of buy some things that can still be sown this late in the year. Those seed packs lived shoved in a plant pot in my box in the shared container.

    I've now bought more seeds for my new plot and they're currently "stored" on my living room floor in bundles of which month they are to be sown and whether indoors or outdoors. I've yet to think where they'll go this evening when I tidy up...

    I like the idea of a spreadsheet so I could then just store my seeds alphabetically and still know when I need to do what but I'd have no idea how to set one up.
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