We fill a lot of seed packets in January and February. To speed seed packing up we have a fine collection of calibrated seed scoops. For a long time this collection was just a pile of kitchen measuring spoon with gradations from 1/2 teaspoon up to 1.5 tablespoon. These measurements gave us a certain flexibility but it wasn’t very precise to pack for very small seeds such as thyme or oregano seeds. My 15 new seed scoops fill that gap in my collection.
These are actually gun powder scoops. They range from 0.3 cc to 4.3 cc. A cc is a cubic centimeter – the same thing as a millilitre (ml). A teaspoon holds 5 ml and a tablespoon hold 15 ml. So, these 15 scoops are smaller than a teaspoon!
I am especially excited about the smallest scoops.
I first saw gunpowder scoops in seedy use when I visited High Mowing Seeds in 2008. It took me a couple of years to track them down. If you too would like to increase your seed scoop collection, a quick internet search for “Lee powder measure kit” will point you in the right direction.
Another option is to make your own seed scoops. The ruminant.ca has a picture of Andrea Berry’s seed scoops at Hope Seeds.