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Seed Library

Seed Library
The Seed Library is returning for the 2022 growing season!

Starting Wednesday, March 1, come and select a wide range of vegetable and flower seeds from the Seed Library to plant and enjoy in your home gardens. The Seed Library will be located in the upper-level Lobby by the elevator.

All seeds are free and open to any garden enthusiast. Seeds will be available first-come, first-served (while supplies last – the Library will not hold seeds for patrons).  Variety availability will change throughout the season.

Please be mindful of others and take what you feel you can grow in a season.

A very hearty thank you to the following companies who generously donated seeds to our Library:

Ball Seed Company  |  Colonial Williamsburg Foundation  |  W. Atlee Burpee Company  |  Ferry-Morse Seed Company  |  Floret Flowers  |  Harris Seed Company  |  True Leaf Market  |  Victory Seeds


Seed LibraryDonate Seeds to the Library

Do you have leftover seeds in need of a home? The Library happily accepts seed donations to be added to the Seed Library.

A donation box will be available next to the Seed Library.  We can accept leftover seed packages or seeds harvested from your own gardens. If you are interested in donating seeds, please include the following information on the bag/envelope:

  • Plant name
  • Growing requirements (light, height, spacing, etc.)
  • Is the plant poisonous?
  • Were the seeds harvested locally?
  • Year of purchase/harvest


Community Garden PlotsGarden Plots Coming in May

The Library is excited to partner with the Plainfield Township Community Garden to offer small plots to rent for the season. The Library has plots available for a non-refundable fee. More details coming soon.

Thank you to the Plainfield Lions Club for their generous donation towards tools for the Community Garden plots.

What can I grow?

Not sure where to start on a 5’X5’ plot?  We’ve got suggestions!  You can also check out the Old Farmers Almanac for more planting ideas. 

  • 6 tomato plants
  • 6 pole beans or trellised pea plants
  • 9 pepper plants
  • 4 pepper plants and 2 compact climbing plants (cucumber, beans)
  • 50 onions, beets, turnips
  • 12-15 branching flowers dahlias, cosmos, larkspur, zinnia, calendula
  • 20-24 upright flowers like sweet peas, gladiolus, snapdragons or sunflowers

NOTE: Please do not grow the following types of plants:

  • Perennials (garden plots are tilled every spring)
  • Lavender
  • Strawberries
  • Mint
  • Spreading vine vegetables including pumpkin, gourd, and melon.
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