Sutton Seed Lending Library

It's that time of year again! Our Seed Lending Library is now open to in-person browsing for the 2023 garden season.

We have vegetable, herb and flower seeds available and many gardening books to choose from as you plan your home garden. Check out the educational links below for information on seed starting and seed saving.

There are also handy tips and gardening websites to be found on our Library Pinterest board Sutton Seed Lending Library.

If you prefer curb-side pick up, you can request packets of seeds and books using our online form or you can call us at 508-865-8752. If you have any saved and/or unused seeds from your garden, please consider donating them to our seed library.

Seeds available for the 2023 Growing Season:


Tavor Artichoke

Gold Rush Bush Bean  
Roma II Bush Bean  
Green Bush Bean - Burpee's stringless green pod  
Seychelles Pole Bean

Guardsmark Chioggia Beet  
Touchstone Gold Beet  
Early Wonder Tall Top Beet   

Bok Choy

Belstar Broccoli

Cosmic Purple Carrot  
Dolciva Carrot  
Red Cored Chantenay Carrot  

Gherkin Cucumber
Silver Slicer Cucumber  
Straight Eight Cucumber  

Ironman Kale Mix  
Red Russion Kale  
Ruby Red Chard  
Ruby Streaks Mustard Green  
Green Wave Mustard Green  
Red Giant Mustard  
White Russian Kale  

Gourmet Blend Lettuce  
High Mowing Blend Mesclun  
Red Salad Bowl Lettuce  
Spinach - Bloomsdale Long Standing  
Winter Bloomsdale Spinach  

Halblange Parsnip   

Sugar Snap Pea  

Candlelight Hot Pepper   
Ancho Poblano Hot Pepper
Shishito Mild Pepper  

Cherry Belle Radish 
Schwarzer Runder Radish  
Watermelon Radish  
Daikon Radish  
Valentine’s Day Blend Radish  

Sweet REBA  Acorn Winter Squash 

Goldie Ground Cherry Tomato  
Moskvich Tomato  
Pruden's Purple Tomato  

Purple Top White Globe Turnip 

Black Beauty Zucchini  


Sweet Thai Basil  
Lemon Basil  
Eleanora Basil   
Italian Large Leaf Basil  
Giant Italian Parsley  


Alyssum Royal Carpet   
Baby Breath Early Snowball  
Cosmos Sensation Picotee  
Galilee Blend Larkspur  
Garnet Red Amaranth  
Gazania - Sunshine Mixed Colors  
Marigold - Mission Giant Heirloom Yellow
Marigold - Orange (bush-like)
Sunflower - Mammoth
Zinnia - Giant Coral 
Zinnia Peppermint Stick  

For instructions on seed starting and seed saving, pick up an informational sheet at the library, browse our gardening books collection or check out some of our favorite websites below:

Seed Trust Video on Starting Seeds
Seed Savers Exchange - starting and saving seeds
UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment - starting seeds and caring for seedlings.
Online Garden Fact Sheets