Spring is only days away and the temperatures have really made us feel cabin fever.  We are also thinking about those gardens we want to start caring for and nurturing for the warmer weather. So, start now!

This year, the Bangor Public Library is bringing back their annual seed swap event where you can request to get various kinds of seeds to add to your garden.  This event has already begun and will go into April as determined by their supplies.

The library is also teaming up the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Lowe's to bring this event to the Bangor area.  Also, Master Gardener, Kate Garland of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension on how to get the seeds started now for planting in the garden later. Kate is putting on a 'Starting Seeds Indoors' demonstration that you can register for through a Zoom meeting or attend in a Facebook live event.  You can register at the Bangor Public Library website and she will show you the how-tos to get your seeds started and answer questions that you may have.

You can get your seeds by filling out the Google Form at the Bangor Public Library website


Choose from a variety of types of seeds, including:

  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Catnip
  • Chives
  • Cucumber - Sumter
  • Cucumber - Straight Eight
  • Cucumber - Tendergreen
  • Eggplant
  • Lettuce - Parris Island
  • Lettuce - Salad Bowl
  • Marigold - Crackerjack
  • Marigold - Dwarf, Bolero
  • Marigold - French Double Dwarf
  • Melon - Honeydew
  • Pepper - Sweet Rainbow Blend Mix
  • Parsley
  • Tomato - Roma
  • Watermelon
  • Zinnia - Giant Cactus Flowered Mixed Colors

You will need to provide your name, phone number, email.

You can also request printed instructions and sign up for which way you would like to receive your seeds, either pick them up at the library or have them mailed to you.

For more information about this year's program, check out the 'Seed Swap Events and Information' page at the Bangor Public Library website.

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