Pick Up Seeds for October

Alachua County Library District continues to expand our list of available current services. We can now announce that all twelve of our library locations have seeds available for curbside checkout with the addition of Library Partnership to the Seed Library system!

With the addition of Library Partnership now every library location has a selection of seeds that can be planted immediately. Seeds are selected based on Working Food and IFAS planting calenders and our current supply. Due to browsing restrictions we are unable to offer specific varieties but please let your local seed librarian know what you’re looking for and we’ll see what we can do.

To request seeds call your closest library before you visit and let them know what kinds you'd like to check out. Some locations might take up to a day to process requests. When your seeds are ready park in your library's curb side pick up spot and call to let them know you're there. Staff will bring them out to you.


October seeds

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

Useful Local Resources
Grow Hub (and on Facebook)
Working Food (and their wonderful Southern Seed School Online)
Grow Gainesville! on Facebook
Alachua County's UF/IFAS Extension Office

Get Started Gardening with these excellent books

High-yield vegetable gardeningFlorida fruit & vegetable gardeningGrow food for freeGrow food at homeOrganic gardening for everyone

High-Yield Vegetable Gardening by McCrate, Colin

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening by Bowden, Robert E

Grow Food for Free by Richards, Huw

Grow Food at Home by Tullock, John

Organic Gardening for Everyone by CaliKim

Posted by NaomiB on September 18, 2020