This What is a seed library?
A seed library is a place where gardeners “borrow” seeds from the library. When the growing season is finished, they save seeds from their garden and return some to the seed library.
How does the seed library work?
Stop by the library and look through our beautiful card catalog filled with seeds! You can take a whole packet, or you can take just a few seeds using our small seed envelopes.
If you have packets of seeds that you don’t need this season, you can bring them in and put them in the seed library. If you would like to donate seeds from plants grown at home, towards the end of the growing season, stop by the Library and pick up some envelopes. Bring them home with you and fill and label them. Then bring them back to the Library and we’ll store them safely until next season!
This Summer, the Library will be offering programming on harvesting seeds. You’ll be able to find it on our online calendar once the dates are finalized. In the meantime, take a look through some resources below:
How to Plan Your Garden
Planning your garden for seed saving – part 1 – Seed Savers Exchange
Planning your garden for seed saving – part 2 – Seed Savers Exchange
Planning your garden for seed saving – part 3 – Seed Savers Exchange
Seed Savers for Beginners – Seed Savers Exchange
Nightshade Family: Tomatoes, Peppers, & Eggplants
Saving Seeds from Peppers – Seed Savers Exchange
Tomato Seed Saving – Seed Savers Exchange
How to Save Eggplants – Seed Savers Exchange
Tomatoes, Eggplants & Peppers – Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library
Legume Family: Peas & Beans
How to save peas & beans – Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library
Cucurbits: Squash, Melons & Cucumbers
Hand-pollination Melons & Squash – Michigan Land Use Institute
Squash Hand-Pollination – Seed Savers Exchange
Herbs & Flowers
Saving Seeds from Herbs & Flowers – Seed Savers Exchange
Isolation Techniques, Population Sizes & Germination Testing
Isolation Techniques – Seed Savers Exchange
Population Sizes – Seed Savers Exchange
Home Germination Testing – Seed Savers Exchange
Seed Storage – Seed Savers Exchange
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Plympton Public Library
248 Main Street
Plympton, MA 02367
Phone: (781) 585-4551