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Seed Library & Gardening

This guide will help you find databases, web resources, planting guides, and items in our collection related to the seed library.

 

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 then fill out the brief checkout form. This allows us to know which seeds are popular and what needs to be reordered. While you make your decisions, know that 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)