This link takes you to a Google document listing our current seeds. This document updates regularly.
You can also see what seeds are available through the library's catalog.
Search using keywords such as:
The plant's common name
The plant variety
The plant's scientific name
The words "Seed Library"
The words "seed harvesting"
The HC Seed Lending Library is currently organized by alphabetical order of seed variety. The drawer label provides the following information: variety common name and botanical name, challenge level, and brief notes (for example, "great for containers"). You will also see symbols to help you decide which seeds you would like: Bee (attracts pollinators) | Fork & spoon (edible) | Flower (ornamental uses, although most of our varieties produce flowers which are edible AND nice to look at!)
Seeds labeled with "Low" challenge levels are a great place to start.
The seeds labeled "Intermediate" or "Advanced" require special planning. Often this is to ensure that the seeds that you harvest from these plants are true-to-type - meaning - you need to take extra steps to make sure that the seeds of the plant you're growing don't get pollinated by another plant, which may yield a hybrid, sterile, or inedible plant in just one generation. Please only borrow "Intermediate" or "Advanced" seeds after you have learned about isolating plants to prevent cross-pollination.
We also have a binder that houses the seed packaging for each variety that we have in the catalog. Feel free to make photocopies of any information you find in the binder - but please be sure to return whatever you remove, so that the next seed-grower can use the information, too!