The Seed Library

Seed Library Newsletter (2)

What is the Seed Library?

The Seed Library is coming soon! It will be located in a card catalog cabinet near the newspapers. The drawers will be sorted into "Fruit & Veg," "Herbs," and "Florals," and filled with donated seeds. Any member of the community can borrow seeds from the Seed Library without a card or membership required. Taking seeds from the seed library only promises that if you can, you will donate some of the seeds you save.

The Seed Library is sponsored by the Warren County Master Gardeners, with seeds donated from Fedco Seeds, High Mowing Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, and local gardeners like you.

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Donating Seeds

Until the Seed Library is ready for use, donations can be brought to the circulation desk. You will be given an envelope to fill out as much information as you can for the seeds being donated. Please ensure the seeds are fully dry and clear of chaff before donating. If donating seeds in a commercial packet, there is no need to fill out a new envelope.

Seeds Available

The table below is updated monthly. Seeds listed are not guaranteed to still be in the collection and there may be additional seeds present that were not processed.

Fruit & Veg Herbs Florals
Artichoke, Tavor (HM Seeds) Anise (Exchange) Bachelor's Button, Red Boy (Fedco)
Arugula (Exchange) Basil, Genovese (HM Seeds) Butterflyweed (Exchange)
Bean, Arikara Yellow (Exchange) Basil, Lemon (HM Seeds) Cosmos, Sensation Blend (HM Seeds)
Bean, Bountiful (Exchange) Basil, Sweet (M Gardeners) Forget-Me-Not, Firmament (Exchange)
Bean, Mardi Gras Blend (HM Seeds) Borage, Blue (Donation) Four O'Clocks, Marvel of Peru (Exchange)
Bean, Turkey Craw (Exchange) Chives, Garlic (Fedco) Mixed Flowers, Hummingbird & Butterfly Mix (M Gardeners)
Beet, Bull's Blood (HM Seeds) Cilantro (Exchange) Nasturtium, Jewel Mix (Fedco)
Beet, Chioggia (Exchange) Dill, Bouquet (HM Seeds) Perfect Mix (Exchange)
Beet, Detroit Dark Red (HM Seeds) Dill, Fernleaf (Fedco) Sunflower, Chianti Hybrid (M Gardeners)
Beet, Guardsmark Chioggia (HM Seeds) Lavender, English (Donation) Sunflower, Evening Sun Mixed Colors (M Gardeners)
Beet, Touchstone Gold (HM Seeds) Lavender, English (M Gardeners) Sunflower, Goldy Double (HM Seeds)
Beet, Yellow Intermediate Mangel (Exchange) Lavender, Lady (M Gardeners) Sunflower, Mexican (HM Seeds)
Black Dry Bean, Mitla (Fedco) Lovage, Magnus (Exchange) Sunflower, Sunray Yellow Hybrid (M Gardeners)
Broccoli, Calabrese (Exchange) Marjoram, Sweet (Exchange) Sunflower, Velvet Queen (Exchange)
Broccoli, Green Super (Fedco) Orach, Backlund Bly (Exchange) Wildflower, Cutting Mix (M Gardeners)
Bush Bean, Gold Rush (HM Seeds) Oregano, Greek (Exchange) Wildflower, Perennial Mix (M Gardeners)
Bush Bean, Provider (HM Seeds) Rosemary (M Gardeners) Zinnia, Cut and Come Again Mixed Colors (M Gardeners)
Bush Bean, Roma II (HM Seeds) Spearmint (M Gardeners) Zinnia, Giant Coral (HM Seeds)
Cabbage, Copenhagen Market (Exchange) Thyme (HM Seeds) Zinnia, Orange (HM Seeds)
Cabbage, Red Kalibos (Exchange)   Zinnia, Yellow (HM Seeds)
Carrot, Cosmic Purple (HM Seeds)    
Carrot, Jaune du Doubs (Exchange)    
Carrot, Nantes Fancy (Fedco)    
Carrot, Napoli (HM Seeds)    
Cauliflower, Early Snowball (Exchange)    
Chard, Five Color Silverbeet Swiss (Exchange)    
Chard, Fordhook Giant (HM Seeds)    
Chard, Orange (HM Seeds)    
Chard, Ruby Red (HM Seeds)    
Corn, Mandan Bride (Exchange)    
Cucumber, Boothby Blonde (HM Seeds)    
Cucumber, Green Finger (HM Seeds)    
Cucumber, Parade (Exchange)    
Cucumber, Pick-a-Bushel (Donation)    
Cucumber, Sassy Pickling (Fedco)    
Eggplant, Louisiana Green Oval (Exchange)    
Gourd, Spinning (Exchange)    
Greens Blend, Gemstone (HM Seeds)    
Ground Cherry, Drotts Yellow (Exchange)    
Kale Mix, Ironman (HM Seeds)    
Kale, Lacinato (Exchange)    
Kale, Red Russian (HM Seeds)    
Kale, White Russian (HM Seeds)    
Leek, Giant Musselburgh (Exchange)    
Lettuce, Crisp Mint    
Lettuce, Gourmet Blend (HM Seeds)    
Lettuce, Italienisher Oak Leaf (Fedco)    
Lettuce, Lolla Rossa (HM Seeds)    
Lettuce, Merlox Red Oak Leaf (Fedco)    
Lettuce, Really Red Deer Tongue (Fedco)    
Lettuce, Red Iceberg (Exchange)    
Lettuce, Red Velvet (Exchange)    
Lettuce, Tango (Exchange)    
Melon, Charentais (Exchange)    
Mesclun, High Mowing Blend (HM Seeds)    
Mustard Green, Ruby Streaks (HM Seeds)    
Mustard Greens, Wasabina (HM Seeds)    
Mustard, Hotshot Spicy Blend (HM Seeds)    
Mustard, Leaf Heading (Exchange)    
Onion, Borettana Cipollini (Fedco)    
Onion, Red Wethersfield (Exchange)    
Pac Choy, Shanghai Green (HM Seeds)    
Parsnip, Halblange (HM Seeds)    
Parsnip, Lancer (HM Seeds)    
Pea, Swenson Swedish (Exchange)    
Pepper, Ancho Poblano Hot (HM Seeds)    
Pepper, Candlelight Hot (HM Seeds)    
Pepper, Early Jalapeno Hot (HM Seeds)    
Pepper, Shishito (HM Seeds)    
Pepper, Thompson's Squash (Exchange)    
Pinto Bean, Quincy (HM Seeds)    
Pole Bean, Kentucky Wonder (Exchange)    
Pole Bean, Rattlesnake (HM Seeds)    
Pole Bean, Seychelles (HM Seeds)    
Pumpkin, Baby Pam Pie (HM Seeds)    
Pumpkin, Cinderella (HM Seeds)    
Pumpkin, Jack Be Little (HM Seeds)    
Pumpkin, Owl's Eye (HM Seeds)    
Radish, Cherry Belle (HM Seeds)    
Radish, Cincinnati Market (Exchange)    
Radish, Schwarzer Runder (HM Seeds)    
Radish, Watermelon (HM Seeds)    
Salad Blend, Red Planet (HM Seeds)    
Snow Pea, Oregon Giant (Fedco)    
Spinach, Butterflay (HM Seeds)    
Spinach, Giant Winter (HM Seeds)    
Spinach, New Zealand (Exchange)    
Spinach, Renegade (HM Seeds)    
Squash, Delicata (Donation)    
Squash, Golden Zucchini (Exchange)    
Squash, Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck (Exchange)
Squash, Silver Bell (Exchange)    
Squash, Summer (Donation)    
Squash, Sweet Meat (Fedco)    
Squash, Y-Star Patty Pan (Fedco)    
Tomatillo, Dr. Wyche's Yellow (Exchange)    
Tomato, Brandywine (HM Seeds)    
Tomato, Copia (HM Seeds)    
Tomato, Missouri Pink Love Apple (Exchange)    
Tomato, Pruden's Purple (HM Seeds)    
Tomato, Wisconsin 55 (Exchange)    
Turnip, Purple Top White Globe (Exchange)    
Turnip, Purple Top White Globe (HM Seeds)    
Watermelon, Fantasy (Fedco)    
Watermelon, Halbert Honey (Exchange)    

Gardening Books from the Library

Raised Bed Gardening
Flower Gardeners Handbook
Gardening for Everyone
Weed free gardening
Tiny space gardening
How to Garden Indoors
Make Your Own Indoor Garden
Pruning and Training
How to Create an ECO Garden
Gardening your front yard
Complete container herb gardening
The beginners guide to starting a garden