‘Borrow’ seeds from C-K Library


If the number of seeds distributed by local libraries is any indication, Chatham-Kent’s green thumb is growing.

So too is interest in planting native species and pollinators.

That’s why the Chatham-Kent Public Library is again offering the return of the CPL Grows Seeds Library: Fall Native Plants edition.

Beginning Sept 6. all branches were to begin offering a small variety of native seeds.

Among the choices are Black-Eyed Susans, butterfly weeds, swamp and common milkweed, purple coneflowers and New England asters to name a few.

The seeds must be planted in the fall as they need the cold weather to germinate in spring.

For those who want to start the seeds indoors, instructions will be provided.

Want to check out some seeds? With a current CKPL card you can get 10 packets.

The seed library also needs help. Gardeners are being asked to collect seeds of any variety and donate them. They can be dropped off at any branch in the municipality as long as they are labelled.

Over the past six seasons, more than 5,000 seed packages have been distributed by the CKPL.

For more information, visit ckpl.ca or call 519-354-2940.




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