The first step in ordering seeds is to take inventory of the seeds you have on hand. We all have them, right? Opened, partially-used packets of seeds from last year, the year before, maybe even the year before that.
I write down the seeds in the herb and vegetable piles, giving me a list of two columns. The packet should have a date on it, so I write that down too. Then the oldest seeds need to go through a germination test.
The seeds that don't pass the germination test are disposed of. I feel a bit of grief doing this, but there is no point in keeping seeds that won't grow.
I compare this list with the list of seeds I already have that passed the germination test. Now I know what I need to order.
Armed with this information, I can fill out my seed order and order my seeds in a more timely manner this year. And I'll keep my lists in a notebook so I won't have to start from scratch next year.
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