Seeds We Stock at the Noosa Seed Library

Flowers

Sophie Munns Cosmos 1

Cosmos

A hardy, easy to grow, heirloom garden favourite with a charming and vibrant flower. As a leafy annual, Cosmos makes a good background plant for your garden, growing over a metre tall. Flowers attract bees, insects and butterflies to their nectar, as well as making beautiful cut flowers for your home.
 

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Fiona Groom Lagos Spinach

Lagos Spinach

A very decorative perennial, this leafy green herb/vegetable is often grown in the ornamental garden. This plant loves full sun and thrives in manured, well-drained soil. Blooming in mid Spring to Summer, the flower heads last up to 8 weeks.
 

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Dale Leach Marigold

Marigold

An annual plant that likes full sun and blooms for a long period, Marigolds will brighten any garden and can be used as an edging along garden beds or in pots. They have long been believed to be a helpful addition to the organic garden. Marigolds can be dried for long lasting floral arrangements.
 

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Anne Yang Nasturtiums

Nasturtium

A hardy, low maintenance, edible plant providing both useful and attractive qualities. Thrives in poor, dry soil, requiring little water. The semi-double flowers are sweetly scented and come in vivid colours of yellow, orange, salmon and red. Plants bloom for a long period and the edible leaves are bright green and shaped like a lily-pad.
 

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Herbs & Spices

Michele Knightley Chilli

Chilli – Bishop’s Crown

A mild chilli, the Bishop’s Crown is a bushy plant that loves a warm sunny spot with deep, well-drained soil. A versatile chilli with a crisp, sweet, fruity flavour, they are delicious in salsa and salad. The more chillies you harvest from your plant, the happier it will be.
 

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Sophie Munns Coriander

Coriander

An annual herb with green leaves and seeds that can be used in curry, salad, pesto, chutney, soup and salsa. Coriander has small, white and mauve flowers that attract insects to your garden in summer. Different parts of the plant have different names! Cilantro refers to the leaves of the plant (used as a herb) while coriander refers to the seeds (which can be ground and used as a spice).
 

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Kiah Jardine Dill

Dill

A useful, hardy, bushy plant that has edible feathery foliage and seeds. The leaves are often used as a garnish and are delicious on salmon, or for flavouring mayonnaise, tartare sauce and salad dressing. Seeds are most commonly used for pickling. Bees and other insects love Dill as they gather pollen and eat nectar from the flowers.
 

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Fiona Groom Parsley

Parsley – Italian

A hardy, low maintenance, edible plant providing both useful and attractive qualities. Thrives in poor, dry soil, requiring little water. The semi-double flowers are sweetly scented and come in vivid colours of yellow, orange, salmon and red. Plants bloom for a long period and the edible leaves are bright green and shaped like a lily-pad.
 

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Vegetables and Legumes

Leisa Gunton Red Dragon Snake Bean

Bean – Red Dragon Snake

Red Dragon Snake beans have long, dark green, slender pods with red seeds. They are very nutritious with a slightly sweet flavour and a crunchy texture. You can use them fresh or steamed in stir-fries or curries. Pods are best picked around 30cm when the seed is small and more flavoursome.
 

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Michele Knightley Lettuce

Lettuce – Salad Bowl Green

A very decorative perennial, this leafy green herb/vegetable is often grown in the ornamental garden. This plant loves full sun and thrives in manured, well-drained soil. Blooming in mid Spring to Summer, the flower heads last up to 8 weeks.
 

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Anne Yang Peas Sugarsnap

Pea – Sugarsnap

Crispy and sweet, Sugarsnap peas can be enjoyed in their pods. This annual plant will grow in an open, sunny site with little shade. As a bush variety, the Sugarsnap plant does not require a trellis, but benefits from staking as it grows.
 

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Leisa Gunton Tommy Toe Tomatoes

Tomato – Tommy Toe

A regular award winner, this 3cm heirloom cherry tomato has a rich, sweet flavour. This is a high fruit producing plant that copes well with heat and humidity. It will require staking as it is a climbing plant.
 

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Donations to the Noosa Seed Library

Donations are accepted. These seeds are added to our ‘Lucky dig’ collection that is available to the public. Please give your donated seeds to staff at the customer service desk. You will be asked to fill out a form telling us a bit about the seeds such as the seed name, date of harvest, suburb where your seed was grown, and a bit about its origin story. We prefer to accept open-pollinated or heirloom seeds as opposed to hybrid seeds as seeds saved from hybrid plants come from two parents and won’t always produce a plant like the one from which they were harvested. If you’re not sure if your seeds are open-pollinated, heirloom or hybrid please don’t panic. We’d still love to accept them!

Partners

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Partnering with Permaculture Noosa and the Cooroy Community Permaculture Garden, Noosa Seed Library will draw on the local knowledge and experts in the field to guide the program in all things growing and seeds.

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The seed packets will be beautiful works of art with designs commissioned from local artists with the help of the Butter Factory Arts Centre. Selected artists will gain exposure for their works while broadening community awareness of their missions and services.

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Proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.