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How to Make a Seed Card

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I had always had the problem of were to put my information on the plants I was growing in my garden. I had tried notebooks but you couldn't add any pictures due to the small size and would be hard to find the information I needed. Then I came up with the seed card. Its just a 12x8 in. piece of construction paper that can be easily hanged up ( if punched in with a hole puncher ) and is easy to read, and has straightforward information that when a problem develops in the garden you can easily find and solve. You can also instantly see also the type of crop you are growing to because you just have your seed packet right on the seed card.
 
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
All the materials listed can be found in most any home or office
tape
pen
scissors (optional)
ruler (optional)
hole puncher
seed packet
white construction paper

Step 2: Cutting

Cut to a size you feel comfortable with. For me it is 12x8 inches and through trial and error I found it to be the best size of seed card. You can do any size you want as long as you feel comfortable with it and can still fit in the place you plan to store it in.

Step 3: Writing

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Before you tape the seed packet, write down on the seed card any information you might need from the seed packet. If you want to be a little lazy you can just take off the seed packet when you need it but you must tape again and its harder to see the information you need. Save some work ahead of you and just write it down (trust me it's a lot easier).

Tip: I found it was a lot easier to write down any information by making lines from a ruler plus its neater and saves time.
finton3 years ago
Great idea, trees... ! How about opening the packet right out, writing below it, and having a place to clip the foil inner bag if any seeds are left? Sort of like this:
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treesneedtobehugged (author)  finton3 years ago
Great idea!! could you make it small enough?
Should fit OK. In your picture the un-opened-out packet is less than half the paper width, and the back of the packet shows details you'd otherwise have to write down, so the bottom right corner (as in my pic) should be enough for anything else you need to write.
DebH575 years ago
Congrats on your feature Trees!
treesneedtobehugged (author) 5 years ago
Great idea myrrhmaid!
myrrhmaid5 years ago
You could put these in a transparent sleeve in a binder like a gardening scrapbook journal. Thanks for the inspiration!
canida5 years ago
What a good idea! This makes so much sense.
DebH575 years ago
Very nice project Trees and a handy refrence tool too. Well done.
treesneedtobehugged (author) 5 years ago
You can make any decorations or designs on the seed card you want and can be very beautiful. Makes a excellent project for kids also!