Sunday, April 12, 2009
We've collected 80-odd seed packets from last season and this, and I've sorted them on dozens of occasions, to pull out all the cold crops or seeds to start indoors or what have you. I kept dreaming of building myself a little seed organizer to keep things straight, and I finally got around to it. I used a nice wooden "inbox" that a local law firm was getting rid of, and have temporarily put in cardboard dividers, which I'll replace with something sturdier when I get around to it. I sorted the seeds by hot, cold, hot (start indoors) and flowers.
And while I'm talking about organization, I might as well post my Planting Spreadsheet. Yes, this is incredibly dorky, but I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in using a spreadsheet to manage the complicated list of needs for all my crops. The spreadsheet helps me remember when to plant things, and helps me decide where to plant them (by keeping track of light, water, and soil requirements). I don't know if this will be useful to anyone in there own endeavors, but I'll throw it in for good measure:
2009 Planting Schedule