Gardening season is just around the corner!


Gardening season is just around the corner! Did you know you can check out seeds at the Horseheads Free Library? We are a Seed Lending Library, which means you can borrow seeds, grow your plants, save some seeds from those plants at harvest, and then return those next generation seeds to the library for others to borrow. The seeds you save and return are a gift to your community.

Coming in March, we are adding more seeds to our collection. Come on in and select some tomato seeds, such as the delicious and succulent Black Prince Tomato, or the fun bright yellow Taxi Tomato! Get adventurous and try out some hot pepper seeds, such as the Hot Paper Lantern, or the fiery Red Rocket! For the flower lover, we will have a variety of sunflowers to try, which are especially nice for children to try their hand at growing! All our seeds are non-GMO and are mostly organic, with some heirloom seeds as well.

Interested in learning more about gardening? We have it covered! Sign up for our Garden Series classes! The classes we are offering this year are:

Grafting How-To:  Wednesday, March 16, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Producing Healthy Transplants:  Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Garden layout and Design:  Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Pollinators of the Home Garden:  Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Seed Saving Bee/workshop #1:  Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Seed Saving Bee/workshop #2:  Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

All classes are presented by Jabe Warren, Horticultural Educator. The seed saving workshops will be a practical hands-on practice of how to save seeds, so you will be able to save your own seeds and return them to the library! Registration is required for all classes. Call 739-4581 to register. Our Garden Series is generously funded by the friends of the Horseheads Free Library.

Pamela Lee
Horseheads Free Library