Borrow seeds from Mentor Public Library


You can borrow seeds for free from Mentor Public Library's seed library.

You can borrow seeds for free from Mentor Public Library’s seed library.

Did you know that you can borrow seeds from Mentor Public Library?

Gardeners—from the greenest sprouts to experienced green thumbs—can borrow heirloom and organic seeds from Mentor Library for free.

Here’s how it works. Anyone with a MPL card in good standing can check out seeds from the library for their own garden. The library’s collection already has more than 100 varieties of seed, including herbs, flowers, vegetables and fruit.

People can check out as many as 15 types of seed per year.

With the seed library, people check out the seeds from MPL’s collection, grow them into plants, save some of the seed and then, finally, return those seeds from the propagated plant.

If you’re new to gardening, then you can also get some expert advice while you’re at the library.

Master Gardener Susan Cowling will discuss seed starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at our Main Branch.

She’ll explain why and how you can start your own seeds for flowers and vegetables. Learn the proper containers, as well as lighting and watering techniques for growing strong, healthy plants.

The talk is free and open to the public. You can register for it on our website.

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