Come in and “borrow” seeds, grow them, and return seeds you save from your crop.
We have easy-to-grow seeds 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 Laramie County Library System and Laramie County Master Gardeners. It is housed at the library in an effort to introduce residents to gardening, and provide education on seed-saving and developing a green thumb.
About the Seed Library:
- It’s free and you don’t need a library card.
- Choose from a variety of regionally-appropriate flowers, herbs, and 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.
- Plant-specific handouts are available 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.
Seed Library Events:
Vegetable Gardens for Beginners
Saturday, March 30
3 – 4:30pm
Which plants should be started indoors? How much space does a cucumber need? What should be added to the soil? Get answers to these and other questions about vegetable gardens from local gardening experts. A program of the Seed Library of Laramie County, a joint project of the Laramie County Library System and the Laramie County Master Gardeners.
(Adults and Teens; Storytime Room)
2019 Seed Library Kickoff
Saturday, April 20
Get seeds for your garden and tips for simple, affordable gardening! We’ve chosen a wide variety of flowers, herbs, and vegetables suitable for beginning gardeners in our climate. Seeds and advice are free; no library card needed. Each person is limited to 12 packets of seeds. Presented by Seed Library of Laramie County, a joint project of Laramie County Library System and Laramie County Master Gardeners.
(All Ages; Willow Room)
To Check Out:
1) Visit the third floor of Laramie County Library.
2) Fill out a short registration form.
3) Search the Seed Library Catalog for available seeds.
4) Ask the Reference staff at the Ask Here desk to gather your seeds.
1) Read our brochure on seed-saving.
2) Bring your saved seeds to the third floor Ask Here desk.
3) Fill out a short return form.
4) If you wish, donate money to support next year’s seed library.
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
710 South Lions Park Drive
City of Cheyenne Compost Facility
3714 Windmill Road
Gardening with Altitude
1101 Logan Avenue
Grant Farms Garden Center
2120 East Lincolnway
River Bend Nursery & Stone Company
8908 Yellowstone Road
Cheyenne Garden Gossip
A blog by local gardener Barb Gorges
Colorado State University Extension
Yard and garden information.
University of Wyoming Extension
Click the icon on the left.
|Knowing when to plant is one of the keys to successful vegetable gardening on the high plains. The following planting dates are based on Cheyenne’s average weather. The last average frost-free date is May 20. The first average frost date is September 20. Keep an eye on the sky and be ready to make adjustments! Adapted from Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (www.botanic.org)
|Cabbage – seeds or plants
Leafy greens, lettuce – seeds or plants
Onion – seeds or plants
Pea – seeds
Spinach – seeds or plants
|Beet – seeds
Carrot – seeds
Chard – seeds or plants
Herbs – seeds
Mustard – seeds or plants
Parsnip – seeds
Perennials – seeds or plants
Radish – seeds
|Bean (bush, pole) – seeds
Corn – seeds or plants
Cucumber – seeds or plants
Eggplant – plants
Pepper – plants
Tomato – plants
|June 1-30||Annuals – check seed packet
Bean (bush) – seeds
Leafy greens – seeds
Pea – seeds
Root crops – seeds
|Aug 1-10||Radish – seeds
Spinach – seeds or plants
Adapted from Cheyenne Botanic Gardens