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Growseed’s seed packets have evolved over the years from a small plastic clip packet with a card inserted, to foil based packaging and now we are finally moving over to paper based packaging.

None of our vegetable seed packets come with planting information or growing instructions all of this can be found online. Each product page contains the exact number of seeds in each packet which can be found for every vegetable seed, herb and flower packet we sell.

Some common questions we are asked about our seed packets:

Do you plant all the seeds in a packet?

No you don’t have to. No. You can sow what seeds you need and save the rest for sowing later. This helps with multiple sowings and planning crops later in the year.

How long can you keep vegetable seeds in their packets?

Sealed unopened packets of seed will store for 18 months without any loss to germination, once a seed packet is opened we recommend using the seeds within 12 months for maximum germination success.

Seeds can of course last for many years along as you keep them away from direct sunlight and sudden temperature changes. Storing seed at around 2c will prolong the life of the seed indefinitely.

Can you just scatter vegetable seeds from a packet?

Yes this works really well for carrots and sowings of lettuce/rocket crops in trays over winter. Carrots allow you to thin excess plants or weaker growth. Lettuce in trays scattering the entire packet will let you use the cut-and-come-again method.

Although you can just scatter seeds its worth trying to follow a straight line so you know what you have sown where!

Re-seal Growseed seed packets

Our foil packets and simply be folded over and using your fingers to form a crease in the packet will stop any seeds from falling out. Our paper packets can be sealed using exactly the same method.

Alternatively, a clothing peg works wonders!

Storing vegetable seed packets

We recommend storing the seeds inside a seed tin or wooden box. Safe from pests winter is normally a time when mice or rats start to look for food and a few packets of seed in a shed can be tempting. Although rats “apparently” do not like spinach or radish seeds, we can assure you they very well do!!

Of course you don’t have to have a fancy seed in the recycled takeaway container will work perfectly fine for all your veg seeds.

If you damage your seed packets here is a handy DIY guide to making your own:

DIY Seed Packet Tutorial

Materials Needed:

Paper (You can use regular printer paper, recycled paper, or any decorative paper of your choice)


Scissors or a paper cutter

Glue stick or double-sided tape

Pen or marker for labeling

Optional: Stamps, stickers, or other decorative elements for personalization


Cut the Paper:

Start by cutting your paper into a rectangle. A size of about 5 inches by 3.5 inches works well for standard seed packets.

Fold the Paper:

Fold your rectangle in half lengthwise, creasing it well.

Open it back up, and then fold each of the long sides towards the center crease, leaving a small gap in the middle for ease of folding.

Create the Packet Shape:

Fold the bottom up about an inch to create the bottom of the packet.

Fold the top down in a similar manner, but don't crease it all the way; this will be the flap that opens and closes the packet.

Glue the Sides:

Apply glue or double-sided tape to the inside edges of the bottom flap.

Press the side flaps onto the glued bottom flap, ensuring they are secure. This creates the pocket for your seeds.

Label Your Packet:

Using a pen or marker, label the front of the packet with the seed type, planting instructions, and any other relevant information.

If you're artistically inclined, decorate the packet with stamps, stickers, or drawings to make it visually appealing.

Fill with Seeds:

Carefully open the top flap and fill your packet with the desired seeds.

Close the flap, sealing it with a sticker or a bit of tape if necessary.


Store your seed packets in a cool, dry place until you're ready to plant.


For a more eco-friendly option, consider using recycled or biodegradable paper.

Personalize packets for gifts by adding a special message or decorating them to suit the occasion.

If you’re tech-savvy, you can design the packet layout and information on a computer, print it out, and then follow the folding and gluing steps.

Creating your own seed packets is a fun and creative way to store and share seeds. It’s also a great activity for kids and can be used as an educational tool to teach them about gardening and plant life cycles.