Somers Seed Lending Library
A Community Heirloom Seed Lending Project
NEW!!!! ORDER YOUR SEEDS FROM HOME AND PICK THEM UP ALREADY PACKAGED AT THE LIBRARY
If you would like to order seeds for pick up at the library, please fill out the online form.
To access the form please click HERE.
Seed List 2023 Listed Below
Somers Seed Lending Library is a free community heirloom seed lending project, demonstrating that libraries check out more than books! The idea is simple. Growers get enough seed to grow 3-4 plants from the seed catalog located behind the Reference Desk, record what they are taking with them as well as basic contact information for later in the season. Then they grow their plants during the season. At the end of the growing season for that plant, the grower harvests as usual, but saves some of the seed for next season, and returns a portion, usually 2-3 times the starting amount (or more) to the seed library to continue the cycle.
Our current list is subject to updates, so please check back often.
Somers Seed Library Selection 2023
Seed in GOLD can be planted in the fall!
Beans and Peas
Golden Sweet Snow Pea
Monte Gusto Yellow Bean
Royal Snap II Pea
Python [Asian Specialty Bean]
Lettuce and Salad Greens
Bauer Lettuce [Oakleaf]
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce (Leaf)
Deer Tongue Organic Lettuce [Bibb]
Ezflor Organic Pelleted Lettuce
Jericho Organic Lettuce (baby leaf)
Red Cross Organic Lettuce [butterhead]
Rouge d’Hiver Organic Lettuce [red Romaine]
Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts [Cabbage family]
Clementine Cauliflower (orange head)
Salad and Asian Greens
Benefine Endive [Frisee]
Mizuna (Japanese Green)
Root Vegetables (Beets, Carrots, Turnips) & Rhubarb
Babybeat Beet [Mini]
Touchstone Gold Organic Beet
Melons and Cucumbers
Snow Leopard Melon (Honeydew)
Unagi (Asian cucumber)
Vision MXR Yellow Corn
American Dream BiColor Corn
Spinach, Chard and Kale
Asian Delight [Bok Choy]
Oriole Organic Swiss Chard
Eggplant / Peppers
Cupid Bell Pepper [Mini]
Squash / Pumpkins
Cinnamon Girl Pumpkin
North Georgia Candy Roaster [Hubbard Squash]
Chinese Leeks/Garlic Chives
Menuette Parsley [Fern Leaf]
Salad Burnet Herb
Blush Organic Tomato [Artisan yellow snacking]
Gardener’s Delight Tomato (cherry)
Onions, Leeks and Radishes
Guardsman Bunching Onion
Our hope is that you will enjoy gardening and picking the fruits of your hard labor. Along with saving seeds, consider checking out some great books on gardening and cooking to experience a true culinary treat!
Donations are gratefully accepted to help grow our seed library. Checks can be made out to the Friends of Somers Library, with a note in the memo field stating "For Seed Library." Also on our wish list: new packets of Heirloom Seeds.