Seed Library LogoWater Conservation LogoCalling all gardening novices and experts alike! Our Seed Library allows adults to "check out" and keep up to three different types of seeds every seven days. Seed packets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and holds are not allowed. We'll feature different varieties of seeds for spring and fall planting. Seeds are sourced from Native Seeds/SEARCH and provided by the Glendale Water Services Department – Conservation & Sustainable Living Division. Stop by any of our four locations to select the perfect seeds for your garden. 

Seed Library Displays

Left to right: Main Library, Heroes Regional Park Library, Velma Teague Library, and Foothills Library.



Spring Seed Selection

Our spring seed selection below includes 14 varieties of seeds, from sweet corn to sunflowers! Seeds will run out as the season nears its end, so don't delay! This University of Arizona Planting Guide can help you get started.

Beit Alpha Cucumber

Beit Alpha Cucumber

A crisp, delicious thin-skinned cucumber, good both for salads and for pickling. Its Middle Eastern heritage makes this a heat-tolerant plant.

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Black Beauty Zucchini

Black Beauty Zucchini

Because of its storage and shipping qualities, black zucchini has become a favorite for farmers' markets. Dark green, long, straight, cylindrical fruits on fairly heavy bush.

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Calypso CilantroCalypso Cilantro

Calypso is the slowest to bolt of any cilantro available. Leafy, full plants give you lots of leaves to harvest for your salsa, salads, and myriad other recipes.

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ChivesChives

Delicious, fresh, delicate onion flavor. Handsome, edible, pink flower globes provide a source of long-lasting cut flowers. 12" tall.

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Flamenco TomatoFlamenco Tomato

An excellent open-pollinated tomato for the Southwest. The semi-determinate 4' bush is loaded with highly flavored 2" red, round fruits.

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Genovese BasilGenovese Basil

Genovese basil's strong flavor and aroma make it the favorite of many for making pesto. This variety is relatively slow to bolt, allowing 7 - 8 cuttings. 12-18" tall.

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Havasupai Small-Seeded SunflowerHavasupai Small-Seeded Sunflower

Collected at Havasupai, this sunflower has black seeds that are much smaller than many other sunflowers. It is a branch variety that has numerous smallish heads per plant.

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Mayo Kama SquashMayo Kama Squash

A butternut-shaped fruit with flavorful salmon-colored flesh. Productive until frost. From a low desert location in Sonora, Mexico.

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Red Cored Chantenay CarrotRed Cored Chantenay Carrot

An excellent performer in heavy as well as loamy soils; broad (1.5-2") shoulders, 4-6" long roots that have a a blunt tip. Strong, bushy, 2 ft. tops are effective for competing with weeds and make for easy pulling.

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Summer Bibb LettuceSummer Bibb Lettuce

Beautiful and mild-flavored wide green leaves with that wonderful bibb tenderness. Summer bibb grows quickly in cool weather. When the heat comes on it resists bolting longer than buttercrunch bibb.

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Summertime Crisphead LettuceSummertime Crisphead Lettuce

All lettuces are cool season crops in the low desert, but this iceberg lettuce holds well even when summer temperatures begin to rise. Crisp heads, no bitterness.

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True Greek OreganoTrue Greek Oregano

Pinkish-white flowers decorate this herb that doubles as a perfect ground cover with soft gray-green leaves, as the branches tend to spread rather than remain upright.

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Waltham 29 BroccoliWaltham 29 Broccoli

Delicious and dependable broccoli bred to withstand the especially cold weather now more common in winter desert gardens. Short 20" plants produce medium-large heads and lots of side shoots.

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Yuman Yellow Sweet CornYuman Yellow Sweet Corn

Yellow kernels on small ears. Delicious roasted - a staff favorite! Also makes a great green corn tamale. The short plants mean it is relatively fast-maturing.

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