Tag: garden

Spring is Taking Over My House

The spring equinox was Sunday, March 20th.  Though I love snow and winter, I am so excited that Spring is here! There are blatant, in-your-face signs of it all through our home.  I am in my element but my poor husband is getting slightly overwhelmed […]

What is a Locavore?

A locavore is someone who eats locally. Why should you eat locally more often? Fruit and veg you buy (or pick) locally is more nutritious because it’s been picked closer to ripening. Produce picked closer to ripeness has more time to soak up and produce […]

How to Organize Your Seed Storage

Organization has always been a struggle for me. If I can just toss something in a container haphazardly and put it away, then that’s what I do. And that is exactly what I’ve been doing with my seeds for the past few years.  All of my leftovers stay in their original seed packages, I fold them over, and stick them in a gallon sized Ziploc bag.  Only, that kind of seed storage hasn’t worked so well.  Some of the seed packages don’t want to stay folded and others tip over and the seeds spill out.  Also, there’s no way for me to know what all I have without taking everything out of the bag laying them all out (I have a lot of different seeds in my collection.).  This year I got smart about it.  I grabbed an old coupon organizer, labeled it for my seeds, and got organizing!

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First I sorted my seeds into piles and grouped them together to fit in all the pockets.  You can label yours with whatever seeds you may have on hand. This is how I labeled mine: Tomatoes/Peppers, Herbs/Spices, Lettuce/Cabbage/Greens, Squash/Cukes/Melons, Corn/Beans, Root Veg, Fruit/Flowers

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But there were still loose seeds at the bottom of the bag. So I labeled some envelopes, put the seeds in, folded them in half and added them to my seed organizer.  Thank goodness they were easy to ID (dill and bell pepper).

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Now all of my seeds are organized and ready to plant and share (and I can store them on my bookshelf)!

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Do you garden? How do you organize your seeds?

 

DIY Sweet Frog Planter

This year for her birthday, my darling Adventure received a Sweet Frog gift card.  She was so excited!  Our family LOVES Sweet Frog frozen yogurt!  Can you tell?   There’s only one thing I don’t like about Sweet Frog, they use styrofoam bowls and plastic spoons. […]


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