Born out of necessity: a wooden seed storage box with just the right number of compartments, sturdy metal hinges, and a shiny clasp.
After London-based garden blogger Sarah Graveling of Franklyn & Vincent designed a wooden seed box to hold her own seeds, “Last Christmas my uncle was sharing some of his pak choi seeds with me and he produced this battered old shoe box,” she said. Seeing his box, I figured I might have a market.”
The next step? Her Mighty Seed Box, available in three colors (all of which we want):
Photography courtesy of Franklyn & Vincent.
Above: A Mighty Seed Box (shown in black) comes with a roll of black Nutscene twine, scissors, a notebook and pencil, 50 wooden seed labels, and 20 seed envelopes. It is £48.
Above: “I’m a relatively new gardener having only had one for a few years, but as a keen veg grower I quickly amounted a lot of seeds,” says Graveling. “All the seed boxes I found online were a bit twee, too small, or included a bunch of stuff I wouldn’t use. So I bought a plain box and customized it.”
Above: A Mighty Seed Box also is available in gray for £48; allow from four to six weeks for back orders.
Above: “At the moment the boxes are made from pinewood to my spec,” says Graveling. “I upgrade the hinges and latch myself and then paint in the three colors to order. Everything included in the box is stuff I use regularly.”
Above: The third color: green. “Created with thought, for gardeners who are every bit in love with their gardens as we are,” says Graveling.