Interesting lettuce? New tomato? Sunflowers for solidarity with Ukraine? Join the Seed Library for the return of our Great Seattle Seed Swap! It’s our first since 2019, and we can’t wait to share seeds with you.
The swap will be Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Community Hall of the Brick Building.
See our Facebook event and let us know you’re coming!
Do you have seeds to share? Here’s a guide to our preferences for seed-sharing:
- Share only seeds of edible plants that your fellow gardeners would grow from seed, such as annual vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.
- If donating packaged seed, it should be organic or open-pollinated, plant types that will produce seed true to the stated variety. Heirlooms are by definition open-pollinated.
- If donating home-saved seed, please winnow and clean it off the stems or stalks as much as possible and bring only the seed.
- If you can’t clean it in advance, plan to spend some time cleaning it the swap. We will have screens and buckets available.
- All shared seed should be fresh, within three years of purchase or saving.
- Label all seed donations with seed type, variety if known, and year it was grown/saved.
- Bring envelopes and a pen to store and label your new seeds.
Look forward to seeing you in person soon!