Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Homemade Seed-Saving Packets

As August slowly turns to September, many gardeners are starting to think ahead to harvesting their garden crops. Besides putting away your fruits and vegetables to save and enjoy throughout the Winter, harvesting can also mean saving seed. One of the joys of seed saving is the ability to share at no cost some of your best growing and best tasting plants.

In the latest edition of Country Living magazine, there was a "how-to" article on creating home-made seed packets. Included was a link to allow the reader to download the template and create their own packets. I just loved the design and thought that other gardeners might enjoy making a few of these packets as well.

First, here is the link to the template : Country Living Seed Template

Once you have opened the template you can save it in your favorites column on your computer. Then simply pick a heavy card-stock and load it into your printer. Then print the seed packet. After it prints you simply cut around the outside lines. One sheet of card-stock will create one packet. Then fold along the lines and bring the bottom and sides together and glue. You can then write on the front and personalize your packet. Once you have filled the packet with seed, fold down the top and seal. This would make such an easy and sweet gift for someone who has been admiring a plant in your garden. Enjoy!


Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

What nice little seed packets. They are much prettier than my postal envelopes and plastic bags. A very nice idea. And easier to store in an organized fashion.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Beth said...

Nice idea!