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Free spring seeds offered at Leon County library

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Posted at 2:40 AM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 10:15:55-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Beginning January 27, Leon County library patrons can receive three free spring seed packets per month as long as supplies last.

All seven LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library locations will participate in the handout.

The Seed Library Program began in 2015 to promote noninvasive, heirloom vegetable seed planting in Leon County and to encourage residents to grow their own nutritious food.

The spring seed varieties include Long Leaf Italian Basil, Blue Lake Beans, Straight Eight Cucumbers, Listada de Gandia Eggplant, Aji Dulce Peppers, Butternut Squash and Sugar Baby Watermelon.

Also offered are three different varieties of tomato; Cherokee Purple (large), Jaune Flamme (mid-size), and White Currant (small). Each packet contains ten seeds.

The 2018 Spring Seed Library Launch will be Saturday, January 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave.

The library invites residents to meet and learn from Leon County Cooperative Extension master gardeners. The master gardeners will give gardening demonstrations like composting with worms, cooking with the Spring 2018 varieties and setting up a garden irrigation station.

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