The Potager

The Potager

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Organizing my Seeds

On Friday I received my membership packs of seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library. A happy day for me! The Hudson Valley Seed Library, , is an organization that is dedicated to saving regionally-adapted seeds. They also offer gift packs featuring works by New York artists. I think it is very cool to be able to have plants in my garden grown from seeds collected by farmers in the New York area. (Yes, I'm in New Jersey, but New York is our neighbor.) If I am able, I can collect seeds from the plants I grow and return them to the library for credit on next year's seeds. How cool is that!

As I've said before, my eyes are bigger than my garden (and my ability) but the sheer number of seed packs I have accumulated is beginning to over whelm me. I needed a system!

I had this cute little basket that was not serving any purpose at the moment. I cut pieces of card stock and labeled them and organized my seeds!

Now I no longer have to dig through my piles of seeds to find what I need to plant.

I also copied diagrams of my garden so I could plan and made sure I was companion planting well. 

If dreaming and planning were all it took to have a great garden, mine would be great!

1 comment:

  1. I started a potager last year and I do understand about the seeds. I decided this year
    to start blogging about my adventure. I'm an empty nester ,too, so I find I have the time now to plan and organize. I do understand about the seeds. You seem much better organized than me. I have mine in a big plastic box under a bed. I'm in zone 5 and we still have snow on the ground, so I'm starting a lot of my spring veggies inside. Can't wait!