We need your help to “grow” our inventory!
Donations are being accepted now. Here’s how you can help: Complete our seed library donation form, then attach the form to your envelope filled with the saved seeds. Drop your donation at either of the library branches.
- We accept seeds for fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
- When saving seeds, select seeds from the strongest plants.
- Ensure seeds are dry before donating.
- Please no hybrid plants, they may not produce true to type.
- Heirloom seeds preferred (they produce consistent results).
Forms can be found here https://www.missmillslibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Seed-Library-Donation-Form.pdf
And more information on how to save seeds can be found here https://www.missmillslibrary.com/seed-library/
Top 5 tips for gardeners who want to start saving seeds by Diane Ott Whealy
- Choose seeds for a plant that you or your family likes to eat.
- Choose a non-hybrid, open pollinated, heirloom variety.
- Understand how each seed is pollinated. Choose a seed that is self-pollinating like tomato, beans, lettuce or peas. These plants are pollinated before the blossom opens so you do not need to hand pollinate.
- Enjoy harvesting produce but keep some seed to mature on the plant. (Leave some bean and pea pods to dry and mature on the plant, harvest tomato seed from a few of the best fruit.)
- Saving seeds is not difficult; our ancestors did it without fancy equipment. Harvest the seed, air dry it, put it in envelopes and store in cool dry place till next spring! You are now a seed saver!
The Seed Library will open again for pick-up in Spring 2022!