Grow Your Garden!

Okay, we know: it snowed today and feels like February rather than late April. But the white stuff will be gone in a day or so and temps will be up in the 70s by next week, which means: it’s gardening season!

To celebrate this fact, we’ve stocked the Seed Library’s shelves with lots of new seeds, for both vegetables and flowers, and you are welcome to take some home with you to grow.

Wait — Macedon has a Seed Library? Yes! It’s in the Macedon Library, housed in a cabinet that is along the back wall.

So how does the Seed Library work? It’s simple. You’ll find packets of seeds there, and you are allowed to take what you want to plant in your own garden. They don’t need to be checked out like library books, and there’s no cost. Take a single packet or take several — just don’t take more than you will use.

At the end of the gardening season, if you grow any of the plants to seed, consider bringing some of them in to stock the seed library for next year’s patrons. Here are just a few of the types of seed on offer:

  • Bradley Tomato
  • Buttercrunch Lettuce
  • California Wonder Peppers
  • Cherry Belle Radish
  • Calabrese Broccoli
  • NJ Blend Wildflower Mix
  • Noble Giant Spinach
  • Senora Zinnia
  • Tall Mix Morning Glories

It’s not too early to plant spring vegetables like lettuce, radishes, and snow peas. Tomatoes and peppers can be planted inside now to be transplanted out when it’s a little warmer.

Questions? Send an email to mvankeuren@pls-net.org and we’ll try to help out if we can.

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