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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Easy to Use Seed Vault, keeps garden seeds fresh and at your fingertips!

Another gardening project from the DIY Homemade Household side of life! This Easy to make Seed Vault. This will help you keep your garden seeds fresh and at your fingertips!

After we made the Seed Starter Pots, we realized that in order to stop losing track of our seeds we needed to make an easy to use Seed Vault. Maybe this has happened at your house, once the little seed pots are planted, you put the remainder of the package of seed away in a safe place. Where they were either never found again (read that lost, not put away safely...), or worse. Got wet, ate by mice, or left to dry out and no longer viable. Trust me, we have done it all...and probably more than once.

Walking through Hobby Lobby my husband found this easy to use container of small screw-top cannisters, and from there this Seed Vault was so easy to put together! No more wasted seeds for us, I tell you!

You can make your Seed Vault as large as you like or need it to be. Since we are just starting out with gardening here in East Texas, we went on the smaller side. But we did set it, up so that as one cannister empties, you can refill it and update the sheet, without starting over. 

Supplies needed for this project:
  • A craft supplies box (filled with small screw-top cannisters)
  • Ink pen
  • Sharpie
  • Lined paper
Time needed for this project? About 5 minutes!

Skill level? Everyone can make this Seed Vault!

Plus the easy to find supplies like these can be found everywhere. 

Now we are ready to begin!

Open the box, use the sharpie to label the top of the cannisters. We went over the letters twice for easier reading. 

From there, still using the sharpie, number the cannisters from the top down. 

We chose a box set that had different sized cannisters. Seeds vary in size, Pea seeds are a lot bigger than Marigold seeds. Use the best sized cannister for the seeds you need to store. 

The Inventory Chart is set up in the same manner as the cannisters. With both letters and numbers, it will be very easy to seed what is in cannister A3. Plus when you have used all the seeds and refill the cannister, there is room to update the inventory Chart. 

As we filled the cannisters with leftover seed from our packages, we completed the Inventory Chart for each cannister. 

Once the Inventory Chart is updated, fold in half and place on top of the cannisters and close the lid. The chart will help keep out excess light. 

Happy Gardening!

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Post date: 01.29.2024

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  1. What a wonderful organization for seeds! Brilliant. :) Thanks for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #23 linkup. Looking forward to seeing what you share at #24. :) Have a great week!

  2. Melynda, this made me smile. It made me think of my dad. He worked full time as a miner, but we also kept a small farm. Later he had a greenhouse business. I remember there were always seeds labeled in pill bottles in the refrigerator. These are wonderful ideas and tips. Thanks for making me smile.
    Visiting today from SSPS 295 #100,101&102

    1. Paula, thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to stop and let me know!

  3. Oh, wow! I love this so, so much! It's so important to have seeds organized and ready for planting times. 'Definitely giving this system a try! Thank you for sharing at You're the Star Blog Hop -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures & Old Rock Farmhouse

    1. We have wasted so many seeds through the years, sadly. But I believe seed saving is an important part of gardening, and this will help. Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate it.


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