Seed Library

The Melrose Seed Library, a partnership between the Melrose Community Garden and Melrose Public Library, was started in the spring of 2015.  Each season a multitude of varieties of open pollinated and heirloom fruit, vegetable, and flower seeds are offered.  We are proud to have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, showing our commitment to providing socially responsible seeds.  We hope residents are inspired to explore the varieties and grow from seed to seed, enjoying the harvest and capturing seed for future planting.

For more information about the Melrose Community Garden group, a proud member of Sustainable Melrose, please visit their Facebook page.


Melrose Seed Library – Seed Return 2021

Harvest and dry your seeds; put them into an envelope or bag* labeled with the plant name, year of harvest, and any additional helpful information!

Drop your seed returns in the Seed Return box, located inside the library at the Seed Catalog.

*Envelopes and bags are available at the Seed Catalog!

Helpful Resources

The National Gardening AssociationWhen to Plant Calendar
Seed Savers Exchange
Cornell Vegetable Growing Guides
New England Vegetable Growing Guides