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Seed Library & Gardening

This guide will help you see what seeds are available in our collection as well as planting guides, open access resources, and databases related to gardening.

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All University of Tennessee, Knoxville affiliated patrons may check out seed packets to begin growing their own gardens. Pick any kind of seeds you would like and take them home. Each seed packet contains enough seeds to grow 2-4 plants.

There are tons of great resources in this guide about growing seeds, harvesting produce, saving seeds, and much more. Take a look at what's inside to better know where you would like to start. Growing veggies is fun!

What's the difference between type and variety of a vegetable?

Type: cucumber, squash, tomato

Variety: Tendergreen Burpless (cucumber), Butternut Waltham (squash), and Black Cherry (tomato)