Grant County Seed Library
The Community is invited to the world of saving and sharing seeds with the Grant County Library’s, Seed Library!
The Grant County Library invites you to participate in a Community Seed Library. Seventeen varieties of heirloom vegetable seeds are available at no financial cost, and they are priceless.
A commitment to growing plants from seeds is a gift to yourself; and the seeds you save and return will be a gift to your community. We hope you learn much, experience the joy of gardening, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
At harvest time, we ask that you take some extra steps to save seeds for others. We encourage that you return a portion of the seeds you save from the strongest, tastiest, and most vigorous plants to the Seed Library to keep the library self-sustaining.
The more seeds in the library, the more members of our community can experience the joys of growing their own food. Seed Library users will not be penalized if they are unable to return seeds back to the Seed Library at the end of the season; we understand that seed saving is new to many of our community members.
The Library also has many books for ideas on what to grow, and what you need to know to be a successful gardener.
- Find a gardening spot to plant seeds, whether it be a ground spot or containers for gardening.
- Make a plan to prepare soil for planting
- Do some research with gardening books, or online to learn about this area’s planting zone, the best time to plant seeds, or start seeds indoors
- Choose vegetable seeds you are familiar with and enjoy eating
- Start with one package of vegetable you would like to plant, you will be able to gage how much planting room you need when you learn how big the plants will be and how much room they need to grow and produce.
- After a successful growing season, harvest seeds from your best plants and return to the Seed Library for next year.