Seed Saver Kit: includes: 10 airtight, glass-topped tins; Glassine seed envelopes with labels; Seed collection & storage bags; Stakes for marking collection plants; Seed desiccant; Twine, bands, and pencil; Seed tin labels; Reference guide for collecting, cleaning, storing, and trading. Measures 6.5" x 5.5" x 1" | $24.99 http://www.seedsofchange.com/garden_center/product_details.aspx?item_no=220-06829#
Label and Sort Seeds Once your seeds start to arrive, be sure to store them properly. This will ensure that you achieve the greatest percentage of germination. First, create labels to keep your seed packets organized like Martha does using a Brother P-Touch Labeling System. Sort your seeds by sowing date. An accordion file (the one seen here is from the Japanese store Muji) helps for easy reference and browsing.
Do you have old seeds hanging around? Here's how to test them to see if they'll still grow. ~ Fold 10 seeds in moist paper towel, place in resealable bag, mark with date and type. Watch to see how many germinate. Multiply that number by 10 to calculate the percent of germinations. More than 70 percent is passing. If between 40 and 60 percent, sow thickly. Below 40 percent, it's best to buy fresh seed.