The Scottsdale Public Library, 10101 N 90th St, has partnered with Garden Pool in offering a seed lending program. Any Scottsdale Public Library card holder can check out up to three seed packets per month, plant and donate seeds back to the Seed Library at the end of the growing season.

The Seed Library focuses on edible plants that are well suited for the Arizona climate and terrain. There will be future free classes at the Library on seed starting, seed saving and how to cook from your garden.

Patrons can access the Seed Library during regular Library hours Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m, Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Seeds In-Stock

Cantaloupe – Hales Best Jumbo

Cucumis melo/Citrullus lanatus ‘hales best jumbo cantaloupe’ The salmon colored flesh of these cantaloupes contains high amounts of natural sugars. A mildly sweet flavor makes them a delicious snack. Planting  Depth: 1/2″ Sun: Full Germinate: 8-10 days Harvest: 70-80 days Packing Quantity: 4 – 5 seeds

Basil – Thai

Ocimum basilicum This basil is widely used in Southeast Asia, it’s taste is often described as a sweet anise and licorice flavor that has a hint of spiciness. This basil is a staple in popular Thai cuisine. Planting Depth: 1/8-1/4″ Sun: Full Sun Germ Date: 5-10 days Harvest: 64 days Pack Quantity: 1/4 smidgen

Nasturtium – Trailing Mix

Tropaeolum These exceptionally bright flowers of yellow, red, and white are a beautiful addition to any garden and may serve as a pest repellent. Planting Depth: 1/2-1″ Sun: Partial to Full Germ Date: 7-14 days Harvest: 55-65 days Pack Quantity: 3-4 seeds

Pumpkin- Small Sugar

Cucurbita pepo small sugar Smaller version of the Connecticut field pumpkin, the popular large orange pumpkin used during holidays and for carving. Planting Depth; 1″ Sun: Full Sun Germination: 7-14 days Harvest: 100-105 days Pack Quantity: 3-4 seeds

Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranthus Gangeticus Linn.  Known as Red Calaloo in the Caribbean, this oval leaf has flavor similar to spinach and is commonly used in soups. Planting Depth: 1/8-1/4″ Sun: Partial to Full Sun Harvest: 49-63 days Pack Quantity: 1/4 smidgen

Zucchini – Black Beauty

Cucurbita pepo ‘Black Beauty’ Black Beauty is a summer squash that is fairly easy to grow and yields an abundant harvest. Dark green, glossy skin says this is a vegetable worth tasting. Planting depth: 1/2 – 1″ Sun: Full Germinate: 7 – 14 days Harvest: 45 days Packing Quantity: 3-4 seeds

Watermelon – All Sweet

Citrullus lanatus ‘all sweet’ These melons are perfect for warmer climates. They produce a plump and refreshing fruit to be enjoyed on a hot summer’s day. Planting Depth: 1/2-1″ Sun: Full Germination: 5-8 days Harvest: 90 days Packing Quantity: 3-4 seeds

Tomato – Roma

Solanum lycopersicum ‘Roma’ Roma tomatoes grow abundantly with a firm body. You’ll know this tasty fruit by its bright red skin and oblong shape. Planting Depth: 1/8 – 1/4″ Sun: Full Germination: 7-14 days Harvest: 70-80 days Packing Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Sunflower – Grey Striped

Helianthus annuus ‘Mammoth Grey Stripe’ The Grey Striped Sunflower can grow up to twelve feet tall and is adorned with huge yellow flowers. Can be used for bird food or a tasty sunflower seed snack. Planting Depth: 1/2″ Sun: Full Germinate: 10-15 days Harvest: 90 days Packing Quantity: 3-4 seeds

Swiss Chard – Large White Ribbed

Beta vulgaris ‘large white ribbed’ With plenty of Vitamin K, this tasty green can enhance any salad, soup, or side dish. Planting Depth: 1/2″ Sun: Full to Partial Germinate: 5-10 days Harvest: 60 days Packing Quantity: 1 smidgen

Squash – Yellow Crookneck

Cucurbita pepo ‘yellow crookneck’ The yellow crookneck squash resembles a swan with a green beak. Much smaller than other squash, it is best harvested at a length of six inches. Planting Depth: 1/2-1″ Sun: Full Germinate: 10-14 days Harvest: 58 days Packing Quantity: 3-4 seeds

Spinach – New Zealand

Spinacia oleracea ‘New Zealand’ New Zealand spinach is best grown in the summer and yields thick green leaves. Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2″ Sun: Full to Partial Germinate: 3-8 days Harvest: 60 days Packing Quantity: 3-4 seeds

Pepper – Early Jalape

Capsicum annuum ‘jalapeno’

With the Early Jalapeno breed you will receive early and consistent peppers. They will have a thick, dark green skin and resemble the shape of a cone.

Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2″

Sun: Full

Germinate: 14-21 days

Harvest: 75 days

Parsley – Giant of Italy

Petroselinum crispum ‘Giant of Italy’

Parsley has been cultivated as a spice, herb, and vegetable. Usually used as a garnish.

Planting Depth: 1/4″

Sun: Full

Germinate: 10-14 days

Harvest: 60-70 days

Okra – Perkins Long Pod

Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Perkins Long Pod’ The Perkins Long Pod stems grow up to five feet with tender pods. They are best harvested when three to four inches in length. Planting Depth: 1/2-1″ Sun: Full Germinate: 7-14 days Harvest: 55 days Packing Quantity: 4-5 seeds

Moringa

Moringa oleifera Considered a superfood, Moringa has all the nutrients your little body desires. Its leaves can be added to a salad, or dried and ground into a powder for a powerful boost to your morning smoothie. Planting Depth: 1″ Sun: Full Germinate: 7-14 days Harvest: 150 days Packing Quantity: 3-4 seeds

Marigold – Crackerjack

Asteroideae Tagetes ‘crackerjack’ Marigolds are a bright, puffy flower that have been known to deter some garden pests. Colors included in this mix are yellow, orange, and gold. Planting Depth: 1/8″ Sun: Full Germinate: 7 days Harvest: 70-84 days Packing Quantity: 1 pinch

Kale – Lacinto

Brassica oleracea ‘lacinato’ Popularly known as Tuscan Kale, Lacinato Kale seeds produce long, thick, dark green leaves. Tastes best when harvested young and marinated in lemon juice. Planting Depth: 1/4″ Sun: Full to Partial Germinate: 7-14 days Harvest: 30-60 days Packing Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Kale – Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch

Brassica oleracea ‘dwarf blue curled scotch’ The dwarf blue curled scotch Kale is a compact plant that produces hardy leaves. Tastes sweeter if harvested after winter frosts. Planting Depth: 1/4″ Sun: Full to Partial Germinate: 7-14 days Harvest: 76 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Eggplant – Long Purple

Solanum melongena ‘long purple’ This eggplant is longer and thinner than others, yet still has the characteristic glossy, purple skin. Tasty white flesh absorbs flavors very well. Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2″ Sun: Full Germinate: 8-10 days Harvest: 75 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Eggplant – Black Beauty

Solanum melongena ‘black beauty’ Dark and thick, Black Beauty is the most commonly marketed eggplant. Ripens early and produces a globular fruit with soft but firm white flesh. Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2″ Sun: Full Germinate: 8-10 days Harvest: 74 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Cucumber – Arme

Cucumis melo ‘Armenian’ Long and sometimes curly, this cucumber is actually more closely related to a melon. An absence of bitter flavor and a thin, light green skin distinguish this fruit from its cucumber friends. Planting Depth: 1/2-1″ Sun: Full Germinate: 8-10 days Harvest: 63 days Pack Quantity: 4 – 5 seeds

Bean -Topcrop (Bush)

Phaseolus vulgaris ‘top crop’ These babies taste great straight off the vine and grow abundantly. For more tender beans, harvest earlier. Planting Depth: 1/2″ Sun: Full Germinate: 6-10 days Harvest: 50-60 days Pack Quantity: 3-4 Seeds

Basil – Citrus

Ocimum basilicum ‘citriodorum’ Citrus Basil combines the savory flavor of basil with the zesty kick of citrus. It is used primarily as a cooking herb. Planting Depth: 1/8-1/4″ Sun: Full Germinate: 5-10 days Harvest: 60-90 days Pack Quantity: 1/4 smidgen

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