I spent the better part of a day, transferring all the seeds from various locations around the house into small labelled bags and putting them in some order. At the moment I have the two small ones as herbs and flowers, one large one is my sharing stock and the other four are split between summer and winter vegetable seeds.
That believe it or not was the easy bit! I then decided to make a spreadsheet of all the different varieties with the information stored on each packet so that I could throw them away. A lot of them didn't have the latin name so I also spent a fair bit of time looking up latin names on the internet.
All up, at the moment I have over 110 varieties of seeds, and any that do well in our climate and produce seeds will be kept and localised. At this stage I am still trialling what I can grow successfully - basically if it produces anything the seeds get kept! This will be an ongoing thing, probably for the rest of my life but I am going to try very hard not to buy any other varieties (of things I already have of course) until I have used up what I have before they get too far out of date and the viability becomes too low.
Attached is the list of what I have currently to try in our climate. Please let me know if you are interested in giving any of them a go. Usually I have enough of any variety to at least give you a couple of seeds, and that way if you are successful you can save seeds and pass them back to me, or give them away to others.
Be aware in this list, when finishing it (although it is very much a work in progress and will be updated with more information as time permits) I took a bit of poetic licence with regards when to plant things. All year means all year EXCEPT our hottest summer months and even then I have trouble with a lot of things despite them being 'all year' according to most people including BOGI - but that could be just me ;)