As I said in yesterday’s post and last week’s post, this year I experimented with saving seeds for the first time. I was going to keep the seeds in a standard office envelope but realized I’d want something a bit more charming. Since I was making a printable for myself, I thought I’d share it here too.
These make for a great way to gift someone some seeds you saved (so they can grow some too!) I was just inspired by this blogger to save some of the seeds from the many flowers that grow around here. I have Obedient flower seeds as well as Hollyhock. (Though perhaps now I should draw up a second design to accommodate for flowers instead of just vegetables.)
You can print on standard printer paper in any color you choose, as long as it’s light enough to show the black ink. I personally like to cut some kraft paper to 8 1/2″ x 11” and print on that. I apologize if it isn’t the cleanest or most professional. I am working with a 8 year old version of Photoshop and only limited knowledge of how to do these sorts of things.
Simply print this PDF and cut out the envelope template (cut just along the inside of the dark black line so it’s not visible along the edges.) Fold the side flaps in and glue where they overlap. Then fold up the bottom flap and glue. The top flap can be folded and taped when storing seeds or there are special glues you can get that work like standard envelope glue, getting sticky when wet.
Originally I was going to make up a form or chart to fill in all the typical information usually found on a seed packet but decided to leave it blank as seeds vary. You may want to note things like: specific instructions (when to sow and how far apart, sun and moisture requirements, when to harvest), as well as whose garden it came from, what year the seeds were saved or when they are best used by.