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help Design Seed Packets: info to include?  RSS feed

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Hi there,

I am in the middle of designing a seed packet for a seed bank. I was wondering what kind of information it is important to have on the packet of seeds.

I've bought many seeds which have very limited information on the packet, and I was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions for what information needs to be on there to get the most out of planting/categorising a seedbank.

The idea is to provide a system of info on the packet that can work for a range of different plant types, and to present it with a combination of words and infographics and symbols.

Right now the types of information I've got are:

- Common name(s) - eg. Oxheart
- Family - eg. Tomato
- Latin name
- Date
- Sow-by-date
- Use(s) - eg. Food, fibre, flower, shelter, animal feed, soil building, fuel, timber
- Parts used - eg. Root, fruit, leaves, seeds, wood
- Companion Planting Information
- Full sun/part sun/part shade/shade
- Layering info (root layer, climber, canopy etc.)
- Sowing information
- Season (when to plant)
- Moon Phase? (I don't know much about this with regard to seeds, but would be useful)
- Seed Saving Information.
- History of the particular seed (whakapapa of the seed) - eg. was first grown by the cherokee, or was a traditional hungarian variety, brought to this country by x
- Pest and disease information
- Perennial/annual/biannual
- Climate information (heat, humidity)
- Maybe other climate data like accululated rainfall days, sunlight hours reqs. etc.

Any suggestions would be awesome, even if it's to weed out some of the unnecessary things.

Thank you.
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