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Seed Storage Idea

By vic
November 3, 2011

Empty pill bottles are great containers for saving seed.

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KyWoods
Nov 2, 2011 6:04 PM CST
I just used one an hour ago for just that purpose! I need to put some labels next to where I store them, though, so I don't have to run back and forth.
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Nov 2, 2011 6:09 PM CST
Capital idea Vic! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
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Nov 2, 2011 6:26 PM CST
I woulda never thought of that!
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vic
Nov 2, 2011 7:02 PM CST
Thank you Thumbs up
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Nov 2, 2011 9:47 PM CST
Great idea!
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LindaTX8
Nov 2, 2011 10:27 PM CST
I usually use those little plastic bags for seeds, but if I wanted to use medicine bottles, I certainly have enough of them!
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Nov 3, 2011 1:21 AM CST
What a great idea, Vic. I will start saving them! Thumbs up
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plantladylin
Nov 3, 2011 5:57 AM CST
Vic: What a great tip! I love this idea and will have to find some medicine bottles to use for seed collecting! I read someplace recently where someone also suggested saving those little silica pouches that come in vitamins etc. that keep the pills dry ... they will also keep the seeds dry. I can't wait to begin collecting seeds this way and labeling will be so easy using sticky back labels.
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vic
Nov 3, 2011 6:32 AM CST
We're aren't on prescription meds but we take a boatload of supplements. And yes, the silica pouches are in each one. Thumbs up
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Nov 3, 2011 8:08 AM CST
Hmm, never thought about those silica packets...thanks for that idea, too!
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plantladylin
Nov 3, 2011 8:47 AM CST
I'm fortunate that at almost 64 years of age the only medication I take is Advil for the occasional headache or when arthritis flares up but I will be asking friends and family to save their empty pill bottles for me. I can see the look on their faces now when I tell them I want their empty pill bottles! Smiling
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vic
Nov 3, 2011 9:03 AM CST
Thumbs up
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Samigal
Nov 3, 2011 11:17 AM CST
We would have such a big supply, had to put so many in the recycling bin. Great idea!
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Hemophobic
Nov 3, 2011 11:37 AM CST
Here's an idea for arranging seed packets:

I had a couple of old computer diskette and CD storage boxes with dividers which I had used in my office. Now that I'm facing retirement, I'll be adapting them to alphabetize my seed packets. Works better than the index boxes I've been using because they're larger and give me greater capacity.

I like the pill bottle idea as well. DH just gave me some of his old ones for this very purpose. How timely with your tip!
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Horseshoe
Nov 3, 2011 12:20 PM CST
Ah yes, using those pill bottles. Good goin', Vic.
That's recycling at its best!

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vic
Nov 3, 2011 2:10 PM CST
Hey Shoeman Big Grin
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Oberon46
Nov 12, 2011 6:44 PM CST
Depending on how many seeds of one kind you have, I save my herb bottles like Shillings. My poppies yield enough seeds to fill one of those easily. Also any small jars from my ongoing battle with eye wrinkles l0l. Quite often the stuff comes in little containers of about one or two tablespoon size.
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plantladylin
Jan 12, 2013 9:49 AM CST
After seeing Vic's tip I began collecting a few pill bottles and they've made great seed storage with the exception of seeds for my Butterfly Pea vine. The seeds got moldy so I had to dump them. I've still got seeds from that plant in an envelope and I may transfer them to one of the plastic pill bottles but will first put holes in the bottle top for air circulation.

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vic
Jan 12, 2013 10:40 AM CST
Another GREAT tip Lin! Thank you! Poke holes in the lid Thumbs up
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plantladylin
Jan 12, 2013 12:19 PM CST
You are welcome ... I love storing seeds in the pill bottles, makes it so much easier!
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