Seed Library

Seed Library
Seed Library and Exchange

Seed Library and Exchange

Welcome to the West Acton Citizens' Library Seed Library and Exchange

A seed library is a place where gardeners “borrow” seeds from the library at planting time. At the end of the growing season, they save seeds from the plants and return a portion of the seeds to the library.

  1. Pick up your free seed packets at the West Acton Citizens' Library.

  2. Take them home and grow them in your garden.

  3. Harvest seeds from produce and thoroughly air dry them.

  4. Place them in the envelopes provided, label and return to the library so others can grow them next year.

WACL - Seed Library Catalog

Black Cherry Tomato

Pink Bumble Bee Artisan Cherry Tomato

Sunrise Bumble Bee Artisan tomato

Melon – Honey Rock

Melon – Hale’s Best Jumbo

Sweet Granite Organic cantaloupe

Watermelon - Crimson Sweet

Watermelon – Black Diamond

Crimson Sweet Diploid Watermelon

Sugar baby – small diploid watermelon

Pumpkin – Big moon

Pumpkin – JackO’Lantern

Pumpkin Dill’s Atlantic giant

New England Pie Organic Pumpkins

Pumpkin – Mini Harvest Blend

Pumpkin - Jack-Be-Little

Baby Bear specialty pumpkins (small size)

Columbine – McKana’s Giants Mix

Coneflower – purple

Daisy – Pyrethrum

Daisy – Shasta

Hollyhock - Dwarf Majorette Mix

Hollyhock – Nigra

Hollyhock Perennial mixture

Johnny Jump Up

Lupine – Russel’s Prize Mix

Malva Sylvestris – Zebrina

Poppy – Oriental Red

Soapwort – Trailing

Sweet Pea – Perennial Mix

Broccoli - Green Sprouting Calabrese

Cauliflower – Snowball Early

Tomato – Roma

Tomato - Bush Beefsteak

Tomato – Oregon Spring

Tomato - Crimson Cushion Beefsteak

Striped German Heirloom tomato

Valencia Heirloom tomatoes

Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomato – Brandywine Pink

Brandywine Heirloom Tomatoes

Cabbage – Premium Flat Dutch Late

Okra – Clemson Spineless

Okra – Dwarf Long Pod Green

Asparagus - Mary Washington

Beet – Ruby Queen

Beet- Detroit Dark Red

Kohlrabi – Early White Vienna

Eggplant – Black Beauty

Cucumber- Spacemaster Bush

Cucumber – Straight Eight

Cucumber – Muncher Burpless

Cucumber – Armenian

Cool Customer Specialty Cucumbers (small)

Marketmore Slicing Cucumbers

Lettuce – Paris Island Romaine

Lettuce – Baby Romaine

Lettuce – Select Salad Blend

Lettuce – Buttercrunch

Lettuce – Iceberg

Lettuce – Black Seeded Simpson

Spinach – Bloomsdale Long Standing

Swiss Chard – Fordhook Giant

Swiss Chard- Bright Lights

Alyssum – Carpet of Snow

Amaranth – Love Lies Bleeding

Bean – Scarlet runner

Cardinal Climber

Cosmos – Bright Lights

Cosmos – Sensation Mixture

Cypress Vine Mix

Forget Me Not

Four O’Clock – Choice

Larkspur – Giant Imperial

Marigold – Crackerjack Mix

Marigold Petite Mix


Morning Glory – choice

Pansy – Swiss Giant


Rutabaga – American Purple Top

Turnip – Purple Top White Globe

Radish – White Icicle

Radish - White globe

Radish – Watermelon

Radish - sparkler white tip

Carrot – Nantes

Carrot – Little Finger

Carrot – Imperator

Genovese Basil


Dill – Mammoth



Parsley – Triple/Curled

Onion – Walla Walla

Onion – Evergreen Bunching

Pepper – Anaheim Chili

Pepper – Habanero

Pepper – Hungarian Yellow Wax

Pepper – Jalapeno

Early Organic Jalapeno

Lunchbox Sweet Pepper Mix (small)

Pepper – Red Mercury

Pepper – California Wonder

Yankee Bell Peppers

Zucchini – Bush

Squash – Zucchini Dark

Zucchini – Golden

Squash – Summer Crookneck early

Yellow Crookneck Summer Squash

Delecata/ Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash

Squash – Table Queen Acorn

Squash – Buttercup

Squash – Spaghetti

Squash – Strawberry crown

Waltham Butternut winter Squash

Avalanche Snow Peas

Bean – Cherokee Wax Bush

Bean – Kentucky Wonder Brown Pole

Bean – Top Crop Bush

Bean – Blue Lake Bush

Bean – Blue Lake Pole Stringless

Sugar Ann Snap Peas

Corn- Peaches and Cream

Corn – Golden Cross Bantam

Corn – Kandy Korn

Corn- silver Queen

Corn – Double Sweet

We also take in orphan seeds from local gardeners who have extras and make those available to gardeners who need extra.

Check out what seeds we have available as well as our collection of books on starting and saving seeds.

Think Spring!

Print out these instructions.