2022 Seed Exchange

Seed Exchange Packets

Greetings, Williamson County Gardeners!

WCPL is pleased to announce that our Seed Exchange is back! The Exchange will be virtual again this year.

If you have seeds left over from last year, please consider donating some to us.  Our Seed Exchange can’t have too many seeds!

We are currently processing several nice seed donations, which we hope to have ready soon. So if you don't find what you're looking for, check back here in a week.

HERE'S HOW TO GET YOUR SEEDS:

  • Click here for a list of available seeds.
  • Once you’re chosen your seeds, fill out our online seed request form
  • Include the complete name of each seed or we will not be able to fill the request. For example, request “Big Boy Tomato” and not just “Tomato.”
  • Click “Submit.”
  • Allow at least 2 to 4 days for us to get your order together. We will call or email you when your seeds are ready to be picked up.
  • Seed pickup hours: 

Reference Desk on the 2nd floor

  • Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 7:30
  •  Friday and Saturday 9:00 to 5:00
  • Sunday 1:00 to 5:00. 

Holds2Go Curbside:  

  • Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 10:30
  • Please try to pick up  your seeds within 5 days of being notified your order is ready.
  • We cannot mail seeds.

 GUIDELINES:

  • A library card in good standing will be required to borrow seeds. Apply for a library card.
  • Patrons must be at least 18 years of age to check out seeds.
  • Each patron can take up to 10 packets of seeds, limited to 1 packet of each type of seed, per year.
  • The seed list will be updated weekly.
  • Patrons who borrow seeds are encouraged but not required to bring back seeds the following season.
  • The Library makes no guarantees about the success of any of the seeds in our collection.
  • The seeds are for planting only. Do not eat them.
  • The Library is not responsible for seed usage.

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Each seed packet will include very basic information about the plant and planting instructions. For more details about each plant, patrons are encouraged to use some of the Library's great gardening resources. Reference staff will be happy to help you locate just the right gardening book or online resource.

Some seeds, like tomatoes and peppers, can be started indoors now. Please check with our Williamson County Agriculture Extension Office at 615-790-5721 or local plant nurseries to determine the first safe date to plant most seeds outdoors in our area. 

Orange Peppers and Seeds
Purple and yellow flower