The King County Seed Lending Library is hosting what it calls a “seed homecoming” during this Friday’s final Phinney Farmers Market of the season.
Do you save seeds from your favorite vegetables? Many gardeners do, so they can grow them again the next year. Seed-saving also gives you a more locally acclimated version of your plant, which could produce better or come ripe earlier.
If you’re saving seeds this year, how about sharing some with the King County Seed Lending Library? The library will be hosting a “Seed Homecoming” on Friday, Sept. 25, 4-7 p.m., at the Phinney Farmers Market at the PNA.
At the event, librarians will accept fresh homegrown seeds from vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. All donations should be labeled with the variety.
Library volunteers will demonstrate how to save and winnow seeds, and will show the results of germination testing that is being done on some of the library’s holdings. The library is hosted by the Phinney Neighborhood Association in its Tool Lending Library, and is free and accessible during tool library hours.
If you want to try saving seeds but are unsure how to do it, visit the library’s website, www.kingcoseed.org, for instructions and links.