Seed Library

Let’s grow together!

The Seed Library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds (vegetables, herbs and flowers) that any resident of Hamilton County with a library card can borrow to plant at home. The Seed Library is a partnership between the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County and the Hamilton East Public Library.

Seeds are available to check out starting March 2. Library cardholders can check out 5 packets per visit and up to 15 per season. We don’t expect you to return the seeds, but if you have extra seeds or collect the seeds from the plants you grow, we will gladly take them back into the Seed Library.

Have questions about the Seed Library? Please contact the Public Service desk at your preferred location: 317-579-0307 (Fishers) or 317-770-3215 (Noblesville). You can also find more information about planting through the Master Gardeners Website. 

Seed Library

Flowers

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Herbs

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Vegetables

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  • Aster: Serenade Mix
  • Aster: Smooth Blue (native flower)
  • Bachelor’s Buttons (cornflowers)
  • Bee Balm (Monarda/Wild Bergamot)
  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Blazing Star, Marsh (AKA Gayfeather or Liatris spicata)
  • Buttonbush
  • Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
  • Corn Poppy
  • Cosmos: Sensation Mix
  • Echinechea (Purple Coneflowers)
  • Hollyhock: Single Mix
  • Illinois Bundle Flower
  • Maltese Cross
  • Marigold: French Brocade Mix
  • Marigold: Lemon Gem
  • Mountain Mint
  • Nigella: Love-in-a-Mist
  • Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria/Golden Tickseed)
  • Pleurisy Root (Butterfly weed) (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Purple Prairie Clover
  • Prairie Sundrops (Meadow Evening Primrose)
  • Scarlet Toothcup
  • Showy Tick Trefoil
  • Sunflowers: Sunseed
  • Rattlesnake Master
  • Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower)
  • Zinnia: Dahlia-flowered

  • Anise
  • Basil: Sweet Thai
  • Basil: Genovese
  • Caraway: Arterner
  • Chamomile: German (true chamomile)
  • Cilantro: Cruiser
  • Dill: Dukat
  • Fennel: Florence
  • Mint: Common
  • Parsley, Curled: Wega
  • Parsley, Italian: Giant of Italy
  • Pipicha
  • Shiso, Green (Perilla)

  • Beans, Bush: Amethyst
  • Beans, Bush: Dragon’s Tongue
  • Beans, Bush: Tavera
  • Beans, Pole: Blue Lake
  • Beans, Pole: Rattlesnake
  • Beets: Chioggia Guardsmark
  • Beets: Touchstone Gold
  • Broccoli: De Ciccio
  • Carrots: Dragon
  • Carrots: Rodelika
  • Carrots: Rondo
  • Cucumber: Striped Armenian (snake melons)
  • Cucumber: Diva
  • Greens: Allstar Gourmet Mix
  • Greens: Arugula
  • Greens: Collards, Champion
  • Greens: Deer Tongue
  • Greens: Green Mizuna
  • Greens: Kale: Toscano (Dinosaur)
  • Greens: Spinach, Bloomsdale
  • Greens: Swiss Chard: Bright Lights
  • Greens: Tatsoi (Koji)
  • Greens: Upland Cress (creasy greens)
  • Kohlrabi: Terek
  • Peas, Shelling: Alaska Early
  • Peas, Shelling: Lincoln
  • Peas, Snow: Oregon Sugar Pod II
  • Pepper: California Wonder
  • Peppers: Cayenne
  • Pepper: Hungarian Hot Wax
  • Pepper: Jalapeno
  • Pepper: Padron
  • Pumpkin: Jill-Be-Little
  • Pumpkin: New England Pie
  • Radish: French Breakfast
  • Radish: Cherry Belle
  • Squash, Delicata
  • Squash, Pattypan: Jaune et Verte (Yellow and Green)
  • Squash: Spaghetti
  • Tomato: San Marzano
  • Tomato: Black Krim
  • Tomato: Cherokee Purple
  • Tomato: Glacier
  • Tomato: Japanese Black Triefele
  • Tomato: Matt’s Wild Cherry
  • Tomato: Moskvich
  • Tomato: Nepal
  • Tomato: Yellow Pear
  • Turnip: Purple Top
  • Zucchini: Costata Romanesco