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Saturday: 10:30 am - 4 pm

Sunday: Closed

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2021 NSPL Seed Library

Garden with different types of flowers garden with all different flowers grouped together









This summer NSPL is continuing our Seed Library program with a twist. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, you will now register to reserve a pre-selected bag of a variety of seeds (vegetables and flowers) for your gardening pleasure.

  • Registration is required for EACH Gardening Take & Grow kit beginning on April 20.
  • Limited to 1 of each type kit per family.
    • All kits will be ready for pick-up starting up starting May 1.

To help us grow our gardening community, please take pictures of your flowers and vegetables growing, harvested, or the meals or bouquets you make.

  • Post your photos on Facebook and Instagram and tag us @northshorepubliclibrary  (fb), @nsplibrary (IG) and for Instagram (IG)  use the hashtag #nsplseedlibrary. We can’t wait to see your garden grow!

BasilGrow Your Own Pesto!

To kick-off our summer gardening programs, the first 100 to register will receive an NSPL Pesto Making kit! It contains a canning jar with Genovese Basil seed pack and 2 delicious pesto recipes.

flowers and vegetable plants in potsSeeds to Sow Variety Bag

This bag includes a selection of flower and vegetable seeds. Register for your pre-selected variety bag of non-GMO or organic seeds for your garden or garden pots.

SunflowerBird Song Symphony: Black Oil Sunflower Seed

Select a very sunny place in your garden to plant these seeds. Let them grow, don’t cut. In late summer, look and listen to the smaller birds such as chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, gold finches, pine siskins and finches feed on them. You will hear a community of birds chattering to one another as they eat the seeds from the flower heads. Enjoy their summer symphony of song. Tips on how to keep the deer and other critters from eating the plants and information on the birds is included.

nasturtiums falling over a rock wallTrailing Nasturtiums & Capers Take & Grow

The flowers, leaves, and seeds of the pretty annual Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) are edible. Flowers and leaves have a bold, peppery taste reminiscent of radish. Nasturtiums , which climb beautifully on a trellis as well as trail down the side of a garden pot are a popular and easy plant for all gardeners.


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