Seed Library

Seeds @ HPL is a collection of heirloom and organic seeds that have been saved and donated by community members just like you. Whether you are a master gardener or just beginning your seedy adventures, we encourage you to borrow seeds from our library to plant your garden. Once your plants have grown and produced their own seeds, harvest some and bring them back to the Library to continue the cycle for years to come.

How it Works

  1. Borrow: choose up to three varieties of seeds you would like to borrow from the Library.
  2. Grow: plant these seeds in your garden and let them grow. You can enjoy the harvest of many vegetables throughout the summer. Just make sure to let a few plants ripen fully into seeds.
  3. Return: Collect the ripe seeds from your garden, dry them out and return them to the Library in the fall.

Request Seeds

  1. The seed library is here to get you started on your gardening adventures. Choose up to three different kinds of seeds to grow from our Seed Inventory below.
  2. Send an email to the Community Engagement Coordinator (see below in contacts) with your choices.
  3. Wait for a confirmation email with instructions on when you can pick up your seeds.
Seed Inventory

Our seeds are separated by seed saving difficulty.

Easy

Beans:

  • Blue Jay (Bush)
  • Borletto (Bush)
  • Garden of Eden (Pole)
  • Mandan Black (Bush)
  • Sadie's Horse (Pole)
  • Scarlet Runner (Pole)
  • Speckled Algonquin (Bush)
  • Stringless Green Pod (Bush)
  • Trail of Tears (Pole)

Coriander

Corn: Ornamental

Calendula

Cucumber

Lettuce: Grand Rapids

Peas:

  • Alaska
  • Green Arrow
  • Lincoln Homesteader
  • Oregon Sugar Pod
  • Switzer Reisen
  • Sugar Snap

Pink Poppy

Spinach: Winter Giant

Tomato:

  • Ailsa Craig
  • Amish Paste
  • Anna Aasa
  • Black Cherry
  • Martino's Roma
  • Roma
  • San Marzano
Medium 

Beet:

  • Detroit Dark Red
  • Early Wonder
  • Golden
  • Red
  • Ruby Queen

Rhubarb

Sunflower

Swiss Chard: Rainbow

Hard

Carrot:

  • Danvers
  • Tender Sweet

Melon

  • Black Rock
  • Citron
  • Orange

Parsnip: Harns

Squash:

  • Acorn
  • Butternut
  • Delicata
  • Hubbard
  • Kabocha
  • Pie Pumpkin
  • Red Kuri
  • Spaghetti
  • White
  • Yellow Zuchini

Watermelon: Sweet Siberian

 

Resources

Gardening books in our catalogue

 Library Hours (Beginning August 24)

Day Hours
Sunday  CLOSED
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday 12 PM - 6 PM
Thursday 12 PM - 6 PM
Friday 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

 

Drop Box is available 24/7


 

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