Tuesday, February 27, 2007
An Organised Chaos
I'm not the most organised of persons. My idea of clearing my desk is cramming as much as possible into a drawer, bung the rest in a cupboard, close the door and that's that.
I used the same method with my packets of seeds. I just stored them everywhere I could and soon forgot all about them. When it was time for sowing, I had a hard time trying to locate the seed packets. And of course, not all could be found, which was very annoying, to put it mildly.
But one day I had a cunning plan: to buy a container for storing seed packets only.
Not all that long after the brain wave, I went to a flea market and found this wooden box. The lady who sold it to me had one herself that she used for storing her herbs in. That's what it says on the box: kruiden = herbs. I don't use it for herbs of course but for storing my seeds.
It has 9 compartments, one for each month starting with February and ending with October. In each compartment I store the seeds that have to be sown during that month.
And it's working well, this cunning plan of mine. As soon as I bring home the loot (the seed packets I just bought) I put them in my seed box and that's it. No more running around trying to find the seed packets because they are all there in my nifty box.
I took a picture of this years loot and of course, while I was photographing the packets of seed and my seed box, Merlijntje my youngest Russian Blue, decided to help me.
By the way Merlijn is Dutch for Merlin and "tje" at the end of a word stands for little, so his name would be little Merlin, even though he's the biggest of all the cats that live with me.
In seed time learn,
in harvest teach,
in winter enjoy.