Seed Guilt

When I open a packet of seeds, whether there are five or 50 seeds in it, I feel the urge to plant every last one of them, because I bought them. I feel guilty if I don't plant them all. I don't have room in the house to grow them all and sell the seedlings I don't plant, or room outdoors in my garden.

Anyone else have this problem?



  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I used to but now I don't

    Its always wise to save a few seeds in case the seedling fail or plants meet an unexpected death - you have spare on hand

    You never know if those seeds might be available next year so save a few, very important if you're not saving seeds.

    I always grow a few for others, even if I don't sell them. and many seeds can be started several times a year so you may use them all up. I love greenhouse that have plants later in the year and I try to.

    I give seeds away and make seed cards or seed bombs so they can have a create use. If you're a gardener you love to get a plantable seed card and kids love them too.

    Gee, sounds like a seed addiction excuse list... hmm

  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I always start a few more seeds than I need to ensure when poss that I have the number of plants I need, and I do not mind if they all sprout because then I have plants to give away..

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am also in the group that plant some but save others for another round or next year.

  • Annie Kate
    Annie Kate Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭

    Lots of seeds will last several years, so it doesn't hurt to save some for next year. There are lists on the internet about how long seeds will last. Some are good only a year but others can last for many.

  • Wendy
    Wendy Posts: 138 ✭✭✭

    Stored properly, seeds can last more than one year. I also plant what I can, they offer the remaining seeds to family or on Freecycle so others can use them.