It’s spring and time to starting planting! So, the Williamson County Public Library is happy to resume their Seed Exchange with some slight changes due to the COVID-19 situation. The big change is that all seed requests must be made online.
Here’s how to get your seeds!
Visit https://wcpltn.org/267/Seed-Exchange to find the link for a list of available seeds. There are a variety of flower, vegetable, fruit and herb seeds.
Once you have chosen your seeds, fill out the online seed request form. The link to the form can also be found on the above seed exchange website page.
Include the complete name of the seed. For example, request “Big Boy Tomato” instead of “Tomato.”
Click “Submit” and allow at least 2 to 4 days for staff to get your order together at which time they will call or email you to confirm your seeds are ready to be picked up.
Seeds can be collected at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Holds2Go curbside for seed pickup is Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
You must pick up your seeds within five days of being notified your order is ready.
In order to participate in the Seed Exchange, you must have a library card in good standing and by 18 years of age.
Each patrons can take up to 10 packets of seeds, limited to 1 packet of each type of seed, per year.
Patrons who receive seeds are encouraged to bring back seeds the following season. The Library makes no guarantees about the success of any of the seeds in their collection.
Each seed packet will include basic information about the plant and planting instructions. For more details, patrons are encouraged to use some of the Library’s great gardening books or online resources.
WCPL is also accepting donated seeds to keep the Seed Exchange going!
Simply collect seeds from healthy plants and store them properly, making sure they are dry and clean.
Label your seeds with as many details as you can including plant variety and the year you harvested the seeds, plus, the size, color and growing tips.
If you have questions about donating seeds, call the Reference Desk at 615-595-1243.