Northeast gardeners have a new source for regionally adapted seeds. I read recently in the New York Times about the Hudson Valley Seed Library based in Accord, New York. You must become a member of the library for an annual fee and in return, you may select 10 packets of seed. The Library also sells gift packs or gift memberships for your gardening companions.
Maine has a local project at Medomak Valley High School, the Medomak Valley Heirloom Seed Project, part of the school’s horticulture program. The project publishes a catalog of seeds available for sale. If these seeds can survive in Maine, chances are, they will thrive elsewhere in New England, so I encourage you to check it out and support this terrific horticulture program.
Of course, don’t overlook the granddaddy of them all, the Seed Savers Exchange, which has been encouraging seed saving since 1975. Who can resist such fabulous, and delicious, history?
There’s no time like the present to get on a few new seed-dreaming catalog lists to sustain you through the dark days!