What to Plant in January

It’s 2019 (or almost, as of my writing this) and if your New Year’s Resolution is to start growing your own food the Micanopy Library would like to invite you to check out some seeds from our Seed Library!




According to IFAS and The Farmer’s Almanac, now is the time to plant

  • Basil
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts 
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomatillos


Check out a full inventory on this google sheet including flower seeds donated by the Florida Native Plant Society. Please note that our inventory is only updated about once a month. Actual seeds in our library might differ as a result.


If you are looking to help out, we love donations of extra seed stock from personal supplies. We ask if you harvest your own seed to please fill out a seed donation form you can pick up from the check out desk. If you aren’t in Micanopy you can check out seeds at Alachua, Hawthorne, Tower Road, Millhopper, and High Springs branch libraries as well. A library card is not required to check out seeds, but we would love to sign you up for one while you're here!


The seed library in Micanopy exists today thanks to the many hours our friend and volunteer PJ Worth put into packaging, labeling, and sorting donations from Reddick Bros, Lowe's, and Southern Heritage Seed Collective. PJ was an endless source of local knowledge and was always willing to jump a car or clear a garden after he spent the afternoon making sure all the library kids did their homework. Thank you, PJ.


For more information about the seed library please email me, Naomi Baxter at nbaxter@aclib.us.


Image from U.S. Department of Agriculture's flicker page.

Posted by NaomiB on December 26, 2018