>The Seed Keeper

>In January each year, I wait with anticipation for seeds hit the racks and the seed catalogs to come rolling in. I always buy my favorite flower seeds, mostly Zinnia’s and other favorites. The seed packages always end up either lying loose on a shelf in the garage or in a plastic tub along with other miscellaneous garden implements. I never had a good way to keep them in order, until now……

As you all may have read in a previous post, I try to participate each week in an online chat on Twitter called #gardenchat. Bren at BG Garden Blog hosts the chat each week and she works hard to find interesting guests for the group to chat with. A few weeks ago, Kerrie & Carol from The Seed Keeper Company were the guests for the evening. They have some excellent tips on caring and storing seeds and as always, I learned so much. As a part of the chat, they were giving away a Seed Keeper to a lucky winner. I guess it was my night because they drew my name! A few days later, a box appeared on my doorstep.

The Seed Keeper had arrived. It was packaged very well and included a very nice note.

The Seed Keeper included a lot of cool stuff:

A to Z dividers
A pair of garden gloves
A sorting Dish
6″ planting ruler
utility clip for hanging seed packs, gloves, etc..
5 wooden plant markers
5 glassine seed saving envelopes
An accessory bag
Rigid Keeper Card to keep seed packs and info upright

Below is how I used to “organize” my seeds

Wow! What a difference. Everything in one compact organized container!

This SeedKeeper is definetly a keeper!
Thanks to Kerrie & Carol and all the good folks at The SeedKeeper Company


About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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4 Responses to >The Seed Keeper

  1. >Good morning. Congrats on the win Chris. It looks like a great way to organize your seeds. Mine are stuck into baggies and thrown into a plastic container. LOL! You would think for someone who likes to organize the flowerbeds into a giant notebook that I would have my seeds more organized. Not so. LOL! Congrats again and have a wonderful weekend.


  2. grouchy says:

    >even rose needs friends of a different variety.


  3. Jim Groble says:

    >If I could only be so organized. We keep our seeds in a box, well, actually a couple of boxes in the sun room. Pat seems to remember what's in them because every time we pass a seed display, she tells to keep moving because we already have it. congrats on the prize. jim


  4. >Dear Chris, Congratulations on your win! Now I want a seed keeper!Thank you for your kind wishes prior to my hospital stay! I am home now and feeling well. I'll post soon. P


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