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Returning & Donating Seeds

Here's some tips and simple things that help us immensely when returning or donating seeds.

Returning Seeds

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Thank you for borrowing seeds. We hope you had a good harvest. Please return a larger quantity of seeds than you borrowed. The Seed Library will then repack them into smaller quantities. Preferably provide enough seeds for a minimum of 10 packets (eg. per pack: tomatoes 15, beans & peas 8, silverbeet 15, lettuce 30)

 

Please return our ‘Seed Library’ packets & origami paper pockets, so we can re-stock and re-use them.

 

When returning seeds

  • Ensure they are clean and dry

  • Label with Common Name and Variety

  • Date harvested

  • Include your name and contact details if you would like.

 

Thanks for helping the Castlemaine Seed Library remain viable. enquiries email: castlemaineseedlibrary@gmail.com

Donating Seeds

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It's the kindness and generosity of local gardeners who have a bumper crop or an abundance of plants that let some go to seed which keeps us ticking. Whether it's common parsley or a rare gem - we love local seeds! Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Broccoli or Poppy we package them up and they all go out on loan!

 

Clearly label and date your donation. The more info the better. Drop your clean, dry seeds to the Castlemaine Library. Or bring them along to a monthly working bee. Contact us for extra details or if you have any questions. 

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Our Seeds

A list of seed varieties we've had on our board throughout the years.

Butterflies

Spring / Summer

BEETROOT, Forono Long

BEAN CLIMBING Blue Lake

BEAN RUNNER Scarlet Emperor

BEAN, Red Kidney

BEAN, BUSH  Royal Burgundy

BEAN, BUSH Cherokee Wax

CANTALOUPE

CARROT

CORIANDER

CUCUMBER  Armenian

Daikon RADISH

DILL

FENNEL bronze

GLOBE ARTICHOKE

LETTUCE  Amish Deer Tongue

LETTUCE  Freckles

LETTUCE  Mixture

Maize, Hickory King

PARSNIP

PEA, BUSH Greenfeast

PEA, BUSH Massey

PUMPKIN Butternut

PUMPKIN Japanese

PUMPKIN Queensland Blue

RADISH

SNOWPEA CLIMBING Yakumo Giant

SPRING  ONION Bunching

SUNFLOWER

TOMATO BUSH Roma

TOMATO CLIMBING Black Russian

TOMATO CLIMBING Grosse Lisse

TOMATO CLIMBING Tommy Toe

WILDFLOWER Spring

Autumn Leaves

Autumn / Winter

BOK CHOY

BROAD BEANS

BROCCOLI

KALE Lacinato

KALE Redbor

KALE Russian

KALE Tuscan Black

POPPY

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All Year Round 

AnNGELICA

GARLIC CHIVES

Mizuna Red

PARSLEY flat leaf

ROCKET

SILVERBEET

SILVERBEET RainbowChard

SILVERBEET Red+Green