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One Seed, One Community: Sunflowers One Seed, One Community: Sunflowers

By PimaLib_BetsyL
Join us as we celebrate the Black Russian Sunflower, our One Seed pick for the summer! We kick everything off Saturday, April 20.
Join us as we celebrate the Black Russian Sunflower, our One Seed pick for the summer! We kick everything off Saturday, April 20.
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One Seed Pima County: Sunflower Seeds One Seed Pima County: Sunflower Seeds

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Tucson gardener, Brandon Merchant will discuss this season’s One Seed Pima County selection, the Black Russian Sunflower.
Tucson gardener, Brandon Merchant will discuss this season’s One Seed Pima County selection, the Black Russian Sunflower. Brandon will give us pointers for growing these cheery flowers and discuss best practices for properly saving seeds from your Black Russian Sunflowers.
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Want to inspire your inner plant lady? Want to inspire your inner plant lady?

Our Seed Library gets a nice shout out in this article on Tucson.com! Get inspired by local women who love to plant.
Our Seed Library gets a nice shout out in this article on Tucson.com! Get inspired by local women who love to plant.
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Garden with E-books! Garden with E-books!

recommended by PimaLib_SheilaB
Discover gardening in our downloadable ebooks! Grow edibles for you (or your cat!), learn to save seeds, and get inspired.
Discover gardening in our downloadable ebooks! Grow edibles for you (or your cat!), learn to save seeds, and get inspired.
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Growing Edibles in Pots & Containers! Growing Edibles in Pots & Containers!

recommended by PimaLib_SheilaB
Get started or hone your skills at container gardening. This list has guides, techniques, and ideas for you to learn to grow anything.
Get started or hone your skills at container gardening. This list has guides, techniques, and ideas for you to learn to grow anything.
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Children Discover Growing Seeds! Children Discover Growing Seeds!

recommended by PimaLib_SheilaB
Planting and growing things is for all ages!
Planting and growing things is for all ages!
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Now Sowing: Amaranth (Mar-May, July-Aug) Now Sowing: Amaranth (Mar-May, July-Aug)

By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Common Name:  Amaranth (Amaranthus). Seed Saving Level:  Advanced. Planting:  Amaranth requires full sun.
Common Name:  Amaranth (Amaranthus). Seed Saving Level:  Advanced. Planting:  Amaranth requires full sun.
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Now Sowing: Sunflowers (Feb-Aug) Now Sowing: Sunflowers (Feb-Aug)

By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
It's Sunflower Season! Did you know sunflowers are one of the fastest growing flowers in the world? That big flower is actually…
It's Sunflower Season! Did you know sunflowers are one of the fastest growing flowers in the world? That big flower is actually…
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Now Sowing: Tomatoes Now Sowing: Tomatoes

By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Common Name: Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum). Seed Saving Level: Easy.
Common Name: Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum). Seed Saving Level: Easy.
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Now Sowing: Chiltepines Now Sowing: Chiltepines

By PimaLib_BetsyL
Want to grow hot peppers? February 15–March 15, or the whole month of July, are the planting sweet spots.
Want to grow hot peppers? February 15–March 15, or the whole month of July, are the planting sweet spots.
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Now Sowing: Basil 🌿 (March ~ Aug) Now Sowing: Basil 🌿 (March ~ Aug)

By PimaLib_SusannahC
Basil seeds in catalog: Common Name: Basil (Ocimum Basilicum)  Seed Saving Level: Advanced Planting:  Basil likes 6-8 hrs of sunlight and…
Basil seeds in catalog: Common Name: Basil (Ocimum Basilicum)  Seed Saving Level: Advanced Planting:  Basil likes 6-8 hrs of sunlight and…
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Homegrown Comeback Homegrown Comeback

Our very own Seed Library is recognized as part of a community-wide effort to tackle food insecurity and poverty in Southern Arizona.
Our very own Seed Library is recognized as part of a community-wide effort to tackle food insecurity and poverty in Southern Arizona.
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One Seed Pima County: Chickpea Check In One Seed Pima County: Chickpea Check In

By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Last fall, community members checked out over 600 packets of Kala Chana chickpeas (garbanzo beans) as part of our One Seed Pima County Program. How are your seeds doing?
Last fall, people checked out 600+ packets of Kala Chana chickpeas as part of One Seed Pima County. How are your seeds doing?
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