Sep 14, 2021 2021 Seed Library Season Ends September 30
The first ever Seed Library growing season may have been a shorter Seed Library season than staff hoped, but the 2021 season was incredibly successful. More than 7,000 seeds have found their way into the homes of visitors. Staff were thrilled to see which seeds visitors took home. Shasta daisies, common milkweed, and baby’s breath have been among the most popular flowers; while basil and cilantro held the top spots for most popular herbs. Tomato lovers found a variety of different fruits available and 200 people tried growing their own lettuces. Staff have enjoyed anecdotes and pictures of carrots, pumpkins, and sunflowers growing taller than houses.
If you have not yet visited our Seed Library, now is the time before it disappears at the end of September. With a shorter harvest time, it is still possible to grow carrots, radishes, and lettuce. It is also a great time to grab a few herbs and try growing fresh basil indoors over the winter. Keep in mind that while the 2021 season is coming to an end, staff are eagerly planning and searching for great candidates for our 2022 Seed Library as well as programming and ways to allow patrons early access for the 2022 growing season by attending library programs.
Before we move forward with making our selections, we want to hear from you. Filling out a short survey will help provide valuable feedback for staff as they select unique varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers as well as provide feedback for gardening programs in the next year. Thank you for making our first ever Seed Library a huge success!