The ASU Seed Library is stocked with edible plant and herb seeds which are appropriate for Arizona growing conditions and seasons. At times, a limited amount of seeds from nonedible plants may be available, such as wildflowers. ASU students and library patrons can check-out packets of seeds. Seed donations are always welcome!
After you’ve filled-out the checkout form, you are all set! Bring your seeds home or to a community garden and start growing.
Start planning your garden using these informative planting calendars.
The attractive calendars below were built from a variety of sources and have been customized for the Phoenix area climate. Feel free to print or store them for your use:
If you’d like to give back to the Seed Library, you can do so by donating seeds from your harvest. We have a special drop box for donations and seed pouches for your seeds are provided. Along with the aforementioned pouches, seed donation forms are located on top of the repurposed card catalog that our seeds are stored in.
If you would like to find out more about the ancient art of seed saving, be sure to check out the following awesome online guides.
Below, we have provided a list of the following resources to help you become a “gardening ninja.”
ASU Library has a plethora of gardening and seed-related books in the following nonfiction subject areas:
If links are not working, please search for term in our catalog.
Have big gardening plans but your garden space is limited? Consider using the following local community gardens.
Universal Class (Tempe Library)
Desert Landscape School (Desert Botanical Garden)
Share your Seed Library gardening adventure via ASU Library's social media websites!