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Local Seed Library

 
D. Logan
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I just wanted to share my excitement with people here, since I know you guys will be able to appreciate why I am so pleased. My local friends often look at me in confusion at moments like this. I went to the local library today and was enjoying myself browsing for several books when I noticed a pamphlet on seeds sitting near the checkout. I pulled it from the rack and studied it a moment, expressing my surprise to the woman standing behind the checkout desk.

The library is now offering a seed library for anyone in the community to use. A little digging let me talk with the volunteer who had set it up and I got to find out a little more. It's small for now, but I can't begin to express just how excited I am that it is there. I just wish it had begun in those years when I had a yard to work with instead of a paved lot. I'm going to be hard-pressed to find enough open spaces to put pots in equal measure to my enthusiasm.

Anyone living in or around Middletown, Ohio, go in and check it out. I'd love to see the collection grow and the service become a big part of the local scene.
 
Tyler Ludens
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Hurray seeds!

Can you make beds on the pavement of your paved yard?

Some ideas about that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w446tDOC4KA
 
D. Logan
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Tyler Ludens wrote:Hurray seeds!

Can you make beds on the pavement of your paved yard?

Some ideas about that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w446tDOC4KA


Unfortunately no. The owner of the property doesn't want any permanent or semi-permanent changes since the down-stairs is a (currently closed) tavern that would need the space back if it is rented out in the future. I can put pots in, but have a limited set of locations I can put them in so that they don't interfere with the parking spaces. Said locations are (of course) poorly lit in most cases. I have resigned myself to grow mostly cool-weather crops out there and a few warmer items in my kitchen.

Those are some really nice options though, thanks for the link.
 
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