The Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd, has partnered with Garden Pool in offering a seed lending program. The Seed Library is stored in an unused card catalog on the first floor near the security desk of the Tempe Library. Any Tempe 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Seeds In-Stock.

Roselle

Hibiscus sabdariffa The entire plant of this Hibiscus is red and very beautiful Planting Depth: 1/2″ Sun: Full Germ Date: 6-10 days Harvest: 60-90 days Pack Quantity: 4-5 seeds

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

Lovage

Levisticum officinale “lovage” Lovage is used in salads. The roots and even the young leaves taste like celery with a hint of anise. Planting Depth: 1/4″ Sun: Full to Partial Sun Germinate: 10-14 days Harvest: 90 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Sorghum Milo

Sorghum bicolor Sorghum is a food grain that that is similar to corn and can be used as a feed grain for livestock as well a grain for human consumption. Planting Depth: 1′ Sun: Full to Partial Sun Germination: 3-10 days Harvest: 80-90 days Pack 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

Summer Savory

Satureja hortensis Summer savory is a fast growing annual that can grow upright to about 18 inches tall and grows into a loose bushy plant. Planting Depth: ¼” Sun: Full Sun Germination: 10-15 days Harvest: 70 days Pack Quantity: 1/4 smidgen

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

Radish – Black Spanish Round

Raphanus sativus ‘Black Spanish Round’ These black skinned radishes are well-known in Europe for their medicinal properties. They are crisp and spicy to fill you with a zest for life! Planting Depth: 1/4″ Sun: Full Germination: 6-8 days Harvest: 60 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Watercress – Garden Cress

Lepidium sativum ‘garden cress’ Garden cress is a highly nutritious herb, with a spicy, peppery flavor similar to that of mustard. It grows quickly, reaching up to two feet in height. Planting Depth: 1/4″ Sun: Full Germination: 4-14 days Harvest: 30-60 days Packing Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

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 – Large Red Cherry

Planting Depth: 1/8 – 1/4 in.

Sun: Full

Germination: 5-10 days

Harvest: 75 days

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 – Ruby Red

Beta vulgaris ‘ruby red’

This cruciferous vegetable has dark red veins and stems decorated with deeply green leaves. Grows fast and strong.

Planting Depth: 1/2″

Sun: Full to Partial

Germinate: 7 days

Harvest: 30-50 days

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

Swiss Chard – Fordhook Giant

Beta vulgaris ‘fordhook giant’ The leaves of this Swiss Chard are savory and considered the most appetizing chard. Planting Depth: 1/2″ Sun: Full Germinate: 5-10 days Harvest: 35-60 days Packing Quantity: 1 smidgen

Squash – Waltham Butternut

Cucurbita moschata ‘waltham’ Butternut squash tastes similar to sweet potatoes but is more mild in flavor. Identified by its long neck and round bottom. Planting Depth: 1/2-1″ Sun: Full Germinate: 8-12 days Harvest: 95 days Packing Quantity: 3-4 seeds

Radish – Crimson

Raphanus sativus ‘crimson’ The crimson radish is a deep red root vegetable with deliciously mild and crisp bulbs. Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2″ Sun: Full to Partial Germinate: 5-7 days Harvest: 29 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

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

Mustard – Mibuna (Early)

Brassicaceae brassica ‘mibuna’ An asian green, used in salads for its light mustard taste. The seeds form long, rounded leaves in tight clusters. Planting Depth: 1/4″ Sun: Full Germinate: 3-5 days Harvest: 30-45 days Packing Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

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 – Red Russian

Brassica oleracea ‘ red russian’ Compared to other Kale, Red Russian has tender leaves. With purple stems and purple veined green leaves, this cruciferous green makes for a beautiful salad base. Planting Depth: 1/4″ Sun: Full to Partial Germinate: 7-14 days Harvest: 60 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

Collards – Georgia Southern

Brassica oleracea ‘georgia southern’ Georgia southern collard greens are sweet rather than bitter and display a blue green leaf when mature. They can grow up to 36 inches. Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2″ Sun: Full to Partial Germinate: 5-10 days Harvest: 75 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Cantaloupe – Edisto 47

Cucumis melo ‘Edisto 47’ The salmon colored flesh of these cantaloupes contains high amounts of natural sugars. A mildly sweet flavor makes them a delicious snack. Planting  Depth: 1/2-1″ Sun: Full Germinate: 8-10 days Harvest: 90 days Packing Quantity: 4 – 5 seeds

Calendula – Pacific Beauty Mix

Calendula officinalis ‘pacific beauty’ Beautiful, bright flowers that bring a smile to any gardener. Not only do they make a fun centerpiece, but you can eat them too! Planting Depth: 1/4″ Sun: Full Germinate: 10-14 days Harvest: 45 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Beets – Early Wonder

Beta vulgaris ‘early wonder’ These beets are known more for their leaves than their roots. However, the small globes are tender and sweet making for a delicious snack or an addition to a salad. Planting Depth: 1/2″ Sun: Full Germinate: 8-10 days Harvest: 50-60 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Bell Pepper – California Wonder

Capsicum annuum ‘california wonder’ These crisp, juicy Bell Peppers are one of America’s favorite plants. They grow strong and are easy to cultivate. Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2″ Sun: Full Germinate: 14-21 days Harvest: 75-80 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

Beets – Sugar

Beta vulgaris ‘sugar’ The sugar beet gets its name from the high concentration of sucrose in its root. They become quite large and require ample room to grow in the soil. Planting Depth: 1/2″ Sun: Full Germinate: 8-10 days Harvest: 90 days Pack Quantity: 1/2 smidgen

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

Basil – Dark Opal

Ocimum basilicum ‘purpurascens’

Dark Opal Basil has toothed ridges and produces more of an anise flavor than sweet basil. Great for making infused oils and vinegars, purple pesto, and adding savory flavor to any dish.

Planting Depth: 1/8-1/4″

Sun: Full

Germinate: 12-18 days

Harvest: 80 days

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