Little Seed Library

The Little Seed Library is a partnership between the Lewisville Public Library and Keep Lewisville Beautiful. The Little Seed Library is located on the first floor of the library next to the elevator. Here is a list of books about seed saving, seed starting, and gardening to get you started and provide more information on growing plants and vegetables.

Updated May 25, 2023
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Starting & saving seeds : grow the perfect vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers for your garden
Thompson-Adolf, Julie
Grow fabulous food and flowers from seeds, then save seeds to make next year's garden even better.   Creating dinner from food you've grown provides a fantastic sense of accomplishment. Now, imagine the pleasure of starting plants from seeds,...
The good garden : how to nurture pollinators, soil, native wildlife, and healthy food--all in your own backyard
McLaughlin, Chris
What makes a garden good? For Chris McLaughlin, it's about growing the healthiest, most scrumptious fruits and veggies possible, but it's also about giving back. How can your little patch of Earth become a sanctuary for threatened wildlife, sequester carbon, and nurture native plants?
100 plants to feed the monarch : create a healthy habitat to sustain North America's most beloved butterfly : the Xerces Society
Lee-Mader, Eric
The plight of the monarch butterfly has captured public attention and sparked widespread interest in helping to save their dwindling populations. In this in-depth portrait of the monarch butterfly--covering its life cycle, its remarkable relationship with milkweed, its extraordinary migration, and...
How to create a wildlife garden : complete instructions for designing and planting wildlife habitats, with over 40 practical projects, a directory of 70 wildlife species and 960 photographs
Lavelle, Christine.
Most gardeners view themselves as nature lovers, with one of the most enjoyable aspects of creating and maintaining a garden lying in the feeling of closeness to nature. It often comes as a surprise to many, however, that their garden is an essential home.
The complete guide to saving seeds : 322 vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs
Gough, Robert E.
Enjoy your favorite varieties of garden plants year after year with this comprehensive guide to gathering, preparing, and planting seeds. Authors Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough provide simple instructions that clearly explain the whole process, from basic plant biology to proper...
Field guide to urban gardening : how to grow plants, no matter where you live
Espiritu, Kevin
Join Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening to learn the basics of growing plants, choose the right urban gardening method for you, and troubleshoot any problems you might encounter. If you think it's impossible to grow your own food because you don't have a large yard or you live...
Texas fruit & vegetable gardening : plant, grow, and harvest the best edibles for Texas gardens
Grant, Greg
In this updated 2nd edition of Texas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening, you'll find much-needed advice and practical tips on growing an edible garden, no matter which part of The Lone Star State you call home. Growing in Texas isn't easy. It's either too hot, too...
Grow great vegetables in Texas
Shirey, Trisha.
Get the Inside Dirt, Texas! This ultimate local guide to growing vegetables and other edibles provides you with insider advice on climate zones, average frost dates, and growing season details across Texas. Information includes details on sun, soil, fertilizer,...
Beginning seed saving for the home gardener
Ulager, Jim
How home gardeners with limited time and garden space can reclaim the joy and independence of seed saving Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener explores how seed saving is not only easier than we think, but that it is essential for vibrant, independent, and bountiful gardens. ...
The comic book guide to growing food : step-by-step vegetable gardening for everyone
Tychonievich, Joseph
The first graphic novel guide to growing a successful raised bed vegetable garden, from planning, prepping, and planting, to troubleshooting, care, and harvesting. "A fun read packed with practical advice, it's the perfect resource for new gardeners, guiding you through every...
The beginner's guide to growing great vegetables
Forkner, Lorene Edwards
"A comprehensive guide for growing vegetables and herbs filled with hands on advice and time-tested techniques." --The American Gardener You can grow beautiful, healthy, delicious veggies and herbs right from the start--just follow the trustworthy advice...
The essential book of herbs : gardening, health, cooking
An illustrated guide to growing and using herbs to enhance your cooking and your health. This beautifully illustrated, complete guide to herbs unlocks the secrets of these wonder plants--from planting and harvesting to cooking and storing--including their health benefits. Now you...
The gardener's guide to weather and climate
Allaby, Michael.
"We owe it to our plants to read this book. After all, while we just live with the weather, our plants have to survive it." --The Washington Post   All gardeners are at the whim of Mother Nature, and so are our plants.  Whether it's coping with extreme drought...
Doug Welsh's Texas garden almanac
Welsh, Douglas F.
Think of Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac as a giant monthly calendar for the entire state--a practical, information-packed, month-by-month guide for gardeners and "yardeners." With nearly 20,000 copies sold and now in its second printing, this book provides everything you need to know...
Homegrown herbs : a complete guide to growing, using, and enjoying more than 100 herbs
Hartung, Tammi
Enjoy a thriving, fragrant herb garden and use your harvest to bring beauty, flavor, and health to your everyday life. Tammi Hartung provides in-depth profiles of 101 popular herbs, including information on seed selection, planting, maintenance, harvesting, and drying. Hartung also shows...
Derek Fell's grow this! : a garden expert's guide to choosing the best vegetables, flowers, and seeds so you're never disappointed again
Fell, Derek.
What gardeners want most is a bigger and better return on their investment of time and money-maximum yields and superior flavor for edibles, long-lasting blooms for flowers. Derek Fell's Grow This! features expert advice for choosing and growing the top-performing plants (and avoiding the ones that...
Grow bag gardening : the revolutionary way to grow bountiful vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers in lightweight, eco-friendly fabric pots
Espiritu, Kevin
Grow Bag Gardening is an easy-to-follow guide to growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs from seed to harvest in eco-friendly, reusable fabric planting bags.
Grow all you can eat in 3 square feet
Johnsen, Kate
Want to grow your own vegetables and food, but don't have enough space for a garden? Don't let lack of space get in the way of growing healthy, organic foods at home. Apartment dwellers, schoolteachers, and anyone else who wants to grow a lot of food in a little space will find a great small garden...
100 plants to feed the birds : turn your home garden into a healthy bird habitat
Erickson, Laura
The growing group of bird enthusiasts who enjoy feeding and watching their feathered friends  will learn how they can expand their activity and help address the pressing issue of habitat loss with 100 Plants to Feed the Birds. In-depth profiles offer planting and care...
Butterfly gardening for Texas
Ajilvsgi, Geyata
Texas hosts an unparalleled number of butterfly species, and whether one lives near the beaches of the Gulf Coast or in the mountains of the Trans-Pecos, all Texans can enjoy the color and tranquility that butterflies bring to any outdoor space. In Butterfly...
Touch a butterfly : wildlife gardening with kids
Sayre, April Pulley.
Turn your garden into a hummingbird hotspot, a haven for butterflies, and a thriving ecosystem that will delight and inspire the young and young-at-heart. Gardening with children is a pleasure in itself, but when you learn to include wildlife in your plans, gardening becomes an even...
The bee-friendly garden : design an abundant, flower-filled yard that nurtures bees and supports biodiversity
Frey, Kate
For every gardener who cares about the planet, this guide to designing a bee garden helpsyou create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees. In The Bee-Friendly Garden, award-winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee...
Veg out : a stress-free guide to creating your first vegetable garden
Rodino, Heather
Beginner vegetable gardeners won't end up in the weeds with this accessible guide. Watching delicate seedlings sprout from the ground and plucking cute cherry tomatoes at the peak of ripeness--if this is your idea of living the dream, you'll want this friendly guide....
Climate Change Garden, Updated Edition: Down To Earth Advice For Growing A Resilient Garden
Morgan, Sally.
The only book that focuses on how to deal with gardening in a changing climate and the many struggles that come with it.
How to garden when you rent
Pottage, Matthew
Transform your garden into your own and feel at home even when you are renting. Your outdoor space does not need to look dull when you are renting your home. You can still brighten it up with a tailored gardening guide designed especially for your gardening needs.  ...

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