Emergency Seed Package: Great Idea!!

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Emergency Seed Package

By goldfinch4
September 21, 2013

I needed to mail some tiny seeds, but had no package to put them in. I began looking through my cupboards and came up with a great solution!

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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Sep 20, 2013 8:27 PM CST
Love this!!!! It's a perfect solution for those tiny seeds!
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 20, 2013 8:35 PM CST
Excellent and perfect idea! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

All you need is a padded envelope!
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 20, 2013 8:36 PM CST
It's also perfect for non-emergency seed storage! Those tiny little seeds, like poppy seeds, are a headache to deal with. Well, no longer! I've got an accident prone husband, and a cabinet full of bandaids! I'll put those wrappers to good use!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 20, 2013 10:44 PM CST
I hope it works with the Meijer brand bandages. Thumbs up I always have a hard time getting them to open up to use as a bandage.
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goldfinch4
Sep 21, 2013 1:44 AM CST
The seeds do slide out easily too. I agree Marilyn, some of those bandage packages are almost impossible to open.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 21, 2013 6:46 AM CST
Love this great recycling idea! Thanks Chris!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 21, 2013 6:57 AM CST
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MaryE
Sep 21, 2013 7:56 AM CST
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 21, 2013 8:04 AM CST
Thanks Mary. It's something nearly everyone probably has on hand.
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critterologist
Sep 22, 2013 8:53 AM CST
Good tip! I've seen all sorts of little packets re-used... wrappers from individual teabags, drink mix packets... as you said, sometimes you just have to look around! The paper "footballs" we used to shoot across our school desks make a good little packet also, but not as flat as your bandaid wrapper.

Bandaids here are mostly opened by a 4 year old. Needless to say, their wrappers can't be recycled like this!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 22, 2013 8:56 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! I'm sure those bandaid packages are a bit tattered. They can be a real pain to open sometimes.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Sep 22, 2013 12:44 PM CST
Even if the bandaid wrapper is opened all the way, all it would take is a little tape along the sides to put it back together again! I still think this is a better idea than anything I would have thought of!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 22, 2013 1:14 PM CST
Yes, you could tape it up again very easily. Thumbs up
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jan 22, 2014 1:39 PM CST
sugar packets
Sweet-n-Low packets
bill envelopes cut in half and taped, or just a corner cut off and taped

I use empty bill envelopes to dry seeds, and to store them drying slowly for a few weeks.
This is also the stage of seed saving where I sometimes lose them for months or years.

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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jan 22, 2014 1:41 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Not hard to lose those little packages!
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jan 22, 2014 1:48 PM CST
What makes me mutter and grumble is that i seem to have no trouble keeping close track of them for months (they are always RIGHT THERE on my table with all the clutter).

Then right before I need to sow them or mail them out, guests visit ... I have to tidy up ... and the seeds are never seen again!

grumble mutter gripe

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