Organizing Garden Seeds By Season

The Abundant Garden: Growing Quality Kids Through Gardening by Kinderfarmhomeschool.com

Organizing garden seeds by season: an activity for children of all ages. The winter months are a good time to get your garden organized. Knowing which seeds to plant and having the seeds organized and ready makes gardening easier and more fun. And having one place to keep this information and/or supplies is very handy.

  • Supplies:
  • Label one (or more) pages of your gardening journal/notebook with the heading Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
  • Click on the link to Old Farmers Almanac planting dates calendar. Enter you zip code and print off the calendar. Once printed off use the calendar to help you place your seeds in the correct months for planting.
  • Look through seed catalogs to determine what seeds you would like to plant during the upcoming year. Cut out the picture and descriptions and attach to the appropriate heading. For example, we will be planting pumpkins in the summer for the fall so we stick the pumpkin picture and planting information on the Summer page. NOTE: if you do not have a seed catalog, you can draw a picture of the plant and hand write the planting instructions. Repeat these as you dream each season’s garden. Keep in mind, that you can still grow an indoor garden during cold winter months. Place these pages in sheet protectors or laminate as desired.
  • If using a photo album, divide the photo album into four sections and label each part with a season.
  • As you buy the seeds, place the seeds under the appropriate heading. For example, we will put our pumpkin seeds in a photo pocket under the ‘Summer’ heading. If using vinyl pouches, place all the seeds to be planted in the spring in your pouch and place the pouch under your Spring heading.
  • As you plant the seeds, make notes in your gardening journal/notebook about where you planted the seeds and other important growing details, the name or contact information of seed supplier, or information that will help you remember how to grow the plant successfully.