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Triad Chapter Annual Seed Swap and Winter Sowing Demo

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The Triad seed swap and winter sowing demo is set for 6:30pm on December 6th at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library Meeting Room (1420 Price Park Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410)
We will have refreshments, please bring a store bought food or drink to the library to share.
Many members are tremendously knowledgeable about saving and planting native seeds, so it’s a great opportunity to learn!  We are big on winter sowing, and hope everyone will grow more native plants!
Seeds should be cleaned and brought in small sizes, such as envelopes, and labeled with common and botanical names, as well as any special planting instructions, as best you can.
Please participate even if you don’t have any seeds to offer, as there are always plenty to share.


Winter sowing by Diane Leslie
Winter sowing (plantings and photo by Diane Laslie)

Growing from seed keeps our plant populations healthy through diversity, not to mention having plenty of new plants to use on your own property or to share with others. Seed distribution takes place after the program, ending when all seeds are taken. Please join us!

Turtlehead, Chelone glabra, seed head (photo by Lynda Waldrep)
Turtlehead, Chelone glabra, seedhead (photo by Lynda Waldrep). While most seeds should be allowed to dry and are best stored in paper bags in the refrigerator, some, like turtlehead, are best planted immediately so they don’t dry out. Turtlehead is also a bit unusual because unlike most seeds that tend to come out in one big flush, turtlehead seeds will continue germinating through the growing season if you keep the seed flat watered.


Seed containers (photo by Lynda Waldrep)
Seed containers (photo by Lynda Waldrep)

This program is free and open to the public, and all are welcome!


The event is finished.



Dec 06 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Kathleen Clay Edwards Library
1420 Price Park Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410


Triad Chapter

Triad Chapter