Organizing Garden Seeds

I thought this was a good idea so I thought I would save it.


I’ve been gardening for many years and until this year, never had a decent system to organize my seeds. I always used to keep all my seed packets in one big bag or box. What a mess! I had to empty out the whole box and dig through the pile of seed packets when searching for one specific one. When it came time for planting, there was no rhyme or reason to my seed stash so every year I found myself digging through a big pile and sorting seed packets according to my planting schedule.

Last week I pulled out my box of seed packets to figure out what seeds I had and what I needed to order for our spring garden. The box was such a big, disorganized mess that I was inspired to reorganize it. I can’t believe I waited this long!

Organizing Garden Seeds | Montana Homesteader

I’ve been thinking about organizing garden seeds for a little while now. What I came up with was using an old photo album to organize them. The photo album I had on hand that was empty and not in use is a smaller size one with two individual pockets per one side of the page. I have so many seeds that a larger photo album would probably work better for me (I’m going to keep an eye out for a photo album like this at yard sales next summer) but for now this is much better than a big messy pile in a box!

I started my seed organizing project by first sorting all our garden seed packets into specific category piles: