I’m hearing now, reports on runs of seedlings at nurseries and local Bunnings stores as people rush to start growing their own food in today’s current coronavirus situation. I reckon we may well see a whole crop of new and developing gardeners as a result of this crisis.
I won’t share about how to plant, what to do, etc here as there are many sites that share that information already. But I did think I might share what we do with our collection of seeds that we’ve gotten from different places, such as Diggers, Bunnings or other local nursery shops and even supermarkets.
We have set up a shoebox and created 3 dividers to put inside, thereby making 4 sections. We’ve marked up the box Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer, and have put in the seed packets relevant to the seasons. That way we have a ready supply of seeds when we want them for the planting. From time to time, family and friends might send us seeds for plants they’ve had growing successfully and we place them into envelopes or small paper bags, marked up and pop these into the shoebox too.
My previous post shared on things that could be planted right now in the Melbourne region of Australia but there will be sites you can look up for your own region. So, dig out a shoebox and start collecting seed packets for planting up throughout the year. You’ll be glad you did.