Whether you are a gardener in need of seeds or a novice looking for answers, Seed Swap at Sunset is the place to come! Join us at the Chandler Sunset Library on Saturday, February 1 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, to share seeds and seed starts, meet local gardeners and exchange gardening tips. You can participate even if you do not bring seeds. Seed Swap, now in its ninth year at Sunset, is great for master and novice.
Participating gardeners often share excess seeds they don’t plan to use and seeds from their most successful yields. By using seeds from previous bountiful yields, future harvests can turn out to be overwhelmingly successful. Many of the seeds that are “swapped” are also specific to plants that are appropriate to grow in this region and climate.
Beginning in February, the seeds suitable for planting are: cucumbers, green beans, pepper, melons, pumpkin, sweet corn, squash and tomatoes. Share your seeds and see what other seeds may be available for "swapping." There are also often sunflowers, other wildflowers, moringa seeds, and loofah seeds - which turn into the big loofahs you use in the shower. There are usually Master Gardeners around, as well, who can answer your desert gardening questions.
There will be plants available to take home and we will be raffling off some really cool prizes, like gardening books and Seed Swap T-Shirts. The event is free and open to the public, and you don’t have to bring your own seeds to participate.
You may be interested in some of our future programs as well:
Chiles & Chocolate: Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West
Come have a taste of the rich and savory history of these food favorites, explore how early peoples used them, and how they have evolved and spread to all corners of the world.
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Growing Herbs in the Desert
Learn about herbs, how to grow them and more importantly, what you can do with them!
Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.