Seed Library

Person planting seed starts

Smithtown Grows

February 12 - September 30, 2024

The Smithtown Library is excited to announce Smithtown Grows' fourth season.  Patrons with an adult Smithtown Library card can come into any of our four buildings to get seed packets for their gardens. 

We are excited for you to grow with us!

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What is a Seed Library?

In simple terms, a Seed Library is just how it sounds-it loans seeds to gardeners.

A Seed Library works much like a traditional library. The benefits of a seed lending library are many: it is a way to have fun, build community with fellow gardeners and support people who are new to the world of gardening. 

How Does it Work?

  • Each patron is allowed a maximum of 25 seed packets (1 packet per seed type).
  • There is a maximum of one bundle of each type per patron.
  • A valid adult Smithtown Library card is required to participate in this program.
  • Seed packets will be available at Reference Desk at each of our buildings.
  • Packets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

What Seeds are Available?


Oregano, Greek
Parsley, Giant from Italy



Bee's Friend Flowers
Cosmos, Sensation Mix
Johnny Jump Ups
Nasturtium , Empress of India
Sunflower, Autumn Beauty
Sunflower, Titan
Sunflower, Torch
Zinnia, Benary's Giant
Zinnia, Jazzy
Zinnia, Luminosa
Zinnia, Persian Carpets
Zinnia, Whirlygig Mix*


Seed Bundles

Save the Monarch Butterfly
Smithtown Grows Grow-A-Long Long Island Cheese Squash


Bean, Empress
Been, Pencil Pod Golden Wax
Beet, Detroit Dark Red
Carrot, Scarlet Nantes
Chard, Swiss
Choy, Prize Asian Green
Cucumber, A & C Pickling
Cucumber, Bushy
Eggplant, Casper*
Kale, Lacinato
Lettuce, Crisp Mint
Lettuce, Mantilia
Lettuce, Winter Density
Pea, Amish Snap
Pepper, Black Hungarian
Pepper, Jalapeno (Traveler Strain)
Pepper, Shishito
Pepper, Wisconsin Lakes
Radish, Early Scarlet Globe
Spinach, Bloomsdale
Squash, Black Beauty
Squash, Waltham Butternut
Tomato, Current Sweet Pea
Tomato, German Pink
Tomato, Kanner Hoell
Tomato, Martinos Roma