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10th Annual Seed Swap

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~ A Free Community Event for 10 Years! ~

Event Details

  • 11:30am-12:00pm ‘Home Grown Seed Share‘ -open early for people with home grown seed to share AND all people affected by the Camp Fire
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Seed Swap Potluck Style
  • Plant & Scion Swap
  • **‘Garden Space Connections’ -Help connect gardeners in need of space in 2019 with gardeners who have space to offer
  • Seeds & Plants For Sale
  • Community Non-Profits
  • Food & Beverages For Sale (courtesy of Chico Natural Foods!)

**New this year, ‘Garden Space Connections’! In light of the Camp Fire we want to help connect people who cannot utilize their own gardens this coming season with those who have garden space to share!

 

What To Bring

  • Surplus Seeds, Bulbs, Plants, Cuttings & Scion to Exchange
  • Used Envelopes/Containers & Pens/Pencils (please label your items)
  • YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING SEED TO ATTEND!

 

To Volunteer

We need volunteers to help us make the 10th year of the seed swap a huge success, please consider volunteering for a shift or two. It’s simple and easy to do online: https://www.volunteersignup.org/YLCRA

For More Information

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Sponsored By

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPONSOR THE SEED SWAP? Contact us at info@chicoseedlendinglibrary.org

 

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~ Donations Help Keep The Seed Swap Going ~


The Annual Seed Swap and the Chico Seed Lending Library (CSLL) are programs that are fiscally sponsored by Earthshed Solutions, a 501(c)(3) public charity. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to help keep the Seed Swap going strong please follow the link to make an online donation or contact us at info@chicoseedlendinglibrary.org.

 

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New Tomato Varieties

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Our warm season seed inventory grew at our last ‘Lettuce Get Together’ thanks to volunteers! We have many new varieties of TOMATOES and new flowers and herbs as well.

TOMATO VARIETIES

  • Tigerella
  • Pink Ponderosa
  • Pink Caspian
  • Jubilee
  • Beefsteak
  • Stupice
  • Black Krim
  • Brandywine OTV
  • Chadwick’s Cherry
  • Marvel Stripe

We have both determinant and indeterminate varieties to choose from; each packet tells you which is which. What does that mean?

There are two main growth habits for tomatoes (from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange):

Determinate varieties grow to a certain height (usually 2-3ft) then stop growing and mature all of the fruit in a short period of time.  Many paste tomatoes are determinate. These varieties are great for canning and well suited to growing in short or split season areas

Indeterminate tomatoes keep growing, flowering and setting fruit until stopped by frost, disease, or really bad weather. Most Cherry and large beefsteak tomatoes are indeterminate, They need to be caged or staked with a really sturdy support.  Most really large heirloom tomatoes are indeterminate. These varieties are great if you have plenty of space, warm summer temperatures, and a long enough growing season.

What herb goes fantastic with tomato? BASIL! And we have several varieties to choose from.

BASIL VARIETIES

  • Dark Opal Purple
  • Genovese
  • Italian Pesto
  • Mammoth
  • Profuma di Genova
  • Queenette Thai basil

Now all you’ll need is a good sourdough baguette and some quality olive oil and you’re in for a real treat!


Check out the latest seed inventory pages for the full breakdown of what Chico Seed Lending Library has for you to borrow, grow out, harvest and return!

COOL SEASON VEGETABLE SEED

WARM SEASON VEGETABLE SEED

FLOWERS/HERBS AND OTHER SEED

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New Cool Season Seed

 

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Our cool season seed inventory grew at our last ‘Lettuce Get Together’ thanks to volunteers! We have many new varieties including shelling peas, snow peas, bulbing fennel, and collards.

For the beginning seed saver:

  • Snap Pea
  • Snow Pea
  • Shelling Pea
  • Lettuce

For the intermediate seed saver:

  • Spinach
  • Beet
  • Chard
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Bulbing Fennel

And for the expert seed saver:

  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Radish
  • Collards
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Bok Choy
  • Arugula

Keep in mind this is just the cool season seed. We’ve added more herbs and wildflowers like Parsley, Thyme, Cilantro and CA Poppy. We also added just a few warm season seed like Sorghum and Eggplant but keep an eye on the list, we’ll be adding many more warm season seed in the months to come.

Check out the latest seed inventory pages for the full breakdown of what Chico Seed Lending Library has for you to borrow, grow out, harvest and return!

COOL SEASON VEGETABLE SEED

WARM SEASON VEGETABLE SEED

FLOWERS/HERBS AND OTHER SEED

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