Currently Unavailable

Bean - Scarlet Runner
Cucumber – Everbearing
Cucumber – Marketmore
Eggplant - Black Beauty
Four O'Clocks - Choice
Moonflower
Morning Glory – Grandpa Ott
Pepper – Jalapeno
Pepper - Rainbow Bell
Pumpkin - Jack O'Lantern
Tomato - Red Pear
Zinnia - Dahlia Flowered

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AAPLD Seed Library

Currently Unavailable Bean – Scarlet Runner Cucumber – Everbearing Cucumber – Marketmore Eggplant – Black Beauty Four O’Clocks – Choice Moonflower Morning Glory – Grandpa Ott Pepper – Jalapeno Pepper – Rainbow Bell Pumpkin – Jack O’Lantern Tomato – Red Pear Zinnia – Dahlia Flowered Catalog Click here to view the Seed Library Catalog.   Seed Request Form Click here […]

Seed Library Journal #4- April 11
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Seed Library Journal #4- April 11

After a week (at least) of gray skies and temps in the 40s, the sunny weekend was the motivation I needed to plant my Seed Library seeds! I’m using the tabletop greenhouse I got for my birthday, but you can find seed trays and accessories at most garden and hardware stores.  The Seed Library has lots of vegetable, herb and […]

The Seed Library Journal- March 23
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The Seed Library Journal #3, March 23

Another gray and blustery day, but spring is getting closer. Next week, I plant my seeds from the Seed Library. Asters and Bee Balm will go in the butterfly garden we planted beneath our boys’ old swing-set. Bees and hummingbirds love this garden, too. Put feeders out in April to attract these tiny wonders on their northern migration.    

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The Seed Library Journal #2

Okay, today’s snow put a…chill on warm hopes for an early spring, but I wanted to share some pix I took Saturday, which WAS a taste of spring! I hope you were able to get out and enjoy it. We’ll plant our Seed Library sunflowers on the east side of our house, where they’ll get lots of morning sun. With […]

Get Growing with the New Seed Library!
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Get Growing with AAPLD’s Seed Library!

Algonquin Area Public Library, in cooperation with the University of Illinois Agricultural Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Illinois Master Gardeners of McHenry County, is excited to introduce the Seed Library– a community resource that provides seeds to local gardeners free of charge! Stop by the Adult Services desk at the Main Library on Harnish Drive to browse […]