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Seed Library

Seed Library

Connect with your Library through gardening and checkout seeds from the Central Ridge, Lakes Region, Homosassa, and Coastal Region libraries. Seeds include flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

About the Seed Library

The seed library is available at the Central Ridge, Coastal Region, Homosassa, and Lakes Region library. The seed library is open year-round, with seed varieties changing for each season. There are also resources at the seed library for beginners, and seasoned gardeners.

Seeds include flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Some of the varieties of seeds you may find in our seed collection include:

  • basil
  • parsley
  • arugula
  • sunflowers
  • marigolds
  • zinnia
  • watermelon
  • cantalope

  • squash
  • tomatoes
  • beans
  • snap peas
  • pumpkins
  • carrots
  • and more!

The seed library is made possible from generous donations by the Friends of the Library.

This project launched in April 2022 with generous seed donations from Lowes, the UF/IFAS Extension Services of Citrus County, True Leaf Market, Baker Creek, and Park Seed. This project continues with donations from the Walmart of Homosassa.

How the Seed Library works

Browse the extensive seed collection and select up to 4 packets of seeds. Seeds do not need to be returned and there is no cost for taking them. 4 packets may be taken per library visit.

Confirm the amount of seed packets you are taking at the circulation desk.

Growing Resources

Citrus County Extension Services Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – Extension services covers 4H, agriculture, commercial horticulture, family and consumer sciences, green living, landscape and gardening. They provide learning opportunities to the public, schools, community organizations, and other businesses.

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – Extension services page for Citrus County through the University of Florida. Find articles and upcoming class schedules.

Ask a Master Gardener  – The “Ask a Master Gardener” program, offered by the UF/IFAS Citrus County Extension, is an opportunity for residents to learn about timely gardening topics.

Plant Swap Events  – Bring plants you would like to swap with other gardeners at this monthly event at the Floral City and Homosassa branches and take home some new ones to put in your yard. Flowers, vegetables, all are welcome!

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