Seed Library

Come in and “borrow” seeds, grow them, and return seeds you save from your crop.

We have easy-to-grow seeds to plant outside that will do well in our climate, so you’ll have success in your garden!

The Seed Library of Laramie County is a joint project of the Laramie County Library System and the Laramie County Master Gardeners. It will be housed at the library in an effort to introduce residents to gardening, and provide education on seed-saving and developing a green thumb.

To Check Out:

1) Visit the 3rd floor of Laramie County Library.
2) Fill out a short registration form.
3) Search the “catalog” for available seeds.
4) Ask the Reference staff at the Ask Here desk to gather your seeds.

To Return:

1) Read our brochure on seed-saving.
2) Bring your saved seeds to the 3rd floor Ask Here desk.
3) Fill out a short return form.
4) Donate cash, if you wish, to support next year’s seed library.

About the Seed Library:
  • It’s free and you don’t need a library card — but you’ll want one to check out gardening books!
  • Choose from 8 flowers, 5 herbs, and 17 vegetables
  • Each person may check out 12 packets, up to 2 packets per type of seed.
    -Each packet has enough seeds for a small garden.
    -A limited selection of pre-packaged seeds of other types are available. These are limited to 1 per type, and will be counted in the 12-packet limit.
  • Plant-specific handouts are available on the 3rd floor to help you start, grow, and enjoy your harvests.
  • Watch the library calendar for Seed Library programs, such as seed-saving, starting seeds indoors,  using raised beds, eating and preserving the harvest, and more.
Local Resources:

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
710 South Lions Park Drive
307.637.6458
www.botanic.org

City of Cheyenne Compost Facility
3714 Windmill Road
307.637.5518
www.botanic.org

Gardening with Altitude
1101 Logan Avenue
307.514.6000

Grant Farms Garden Center
2120 East Lincolnway
307.635.2676

River Bend Nursery & Stone Company
8908 Yellowstone Road
307.638.0147

Online Resources:

Cheyenne Garden Gossip
A blog by local gardener Barb Gorges
CheyenneGardenGossip.Wordpress.com

Colorado State University Extension
Yard and garden information.
Extension.Colostate.edu/Topic-Areas/Yard-Garden

University of Wyoming Extension
Wyoming-specific information
UWyo.edu/BarnBackyard/Resources/

 

Download our
Seed Catalog,
Click the icon on the left.

 

 

 

Cheyenne Planting Schedule
April 15 Kale
Leafy greens, lettuce
Pea
Spinach
May 01 Beet
Carrot
Chard
Herbs
Perennials
Radish
Turnip
May 25 Annuals (check seed packet)
Bean: bush, pole
Cucumber
June 1-30 Annuals (check seed packet)
Bean: bush
Beet
Leafy greens, lettuce
Pea
Aug 1-10 Leafy greens, lettuce
Radish
Spinach

Adapted from Cheyenne Botanic Gardens