Sunday, March 29, 2020

Seed Giveaway

We have a surplus of seed packets left over from the annual Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchanges that we host each winter. We gave away two big boxes already at local gardening events like Rooting DC and to Master Gardener groups. We had intended to do more giveaways at several upcoming local garden festivals, but as they are all now canceled through April, we have launched a mail giveaway.

Here is the list of currently available seeds:

- Viroplay Spinach
- Early White Patty Pan Summer Squash
- Cocozelle Green Stripe Summer Squash 
- Early Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash 
- Boston Marrow Winter Squash
- Waltham Butternut Winter Squash
- Moon and Stars Red Flesh Watermelon
- San Marzano Tomato
- Red Pear Tomato
- Yellow Pear Tomato
- Brandywine Pink Tomato
- Principe Borghese Tomato
- Livingston's Paragon Tomato

All the seed packs are from heirloom seed company Landreth Seed and have a sell-by date of 2019.

For individuals, put 1 stamp on your SASE for 1-3 seed packs and 2 stamps for 4-6 seed packs. Include a note listing which seeds you want and a few alternatives, in case we run out of certain kinds. We will fill the orders on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are a community garden, farm, school garden, garden club, little free library, etc. and want 20 or more seed packs, send a pre-paid Priority Mail flat-rate envelope. Include a note listing which seeds you want and a few alternatives, in case we run out of certain kinds. We will fill the orders on a first-come, first-served basis.

Send your self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) by April 15 30 to:

Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Giveaway
826 Philadelphia Ave.
Silver Spring MD 20910

A donation* of $5 to Seed Swap Day for any seeds received is a wonderful way to support our annual Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchanges, but is not required. Here is how to donate via Paypal: go to and click on the "Donate" icon on the upper right corner of the page.

*Note that the donation is not tax-deductible, but is much appreciated to keep our seed-sharing mission alive!

LOCAL ALERT: If you are in or near the DC area, we are placing seeds in Little Free Library (LFL) locations throughout the neighborhoods. If you have an LFL in the area and would like to be a seed distribution point. Contact us by placing a comment below. We will then arrange to drop off seed packs to you.

A HUGE THANK YOU to American Meadows/Landreth Seeds for donating these seeds to our annual Seed Exchanges!


  1. I'm in Takoma Park MD and very interested in distributing seeds to LIttle Free libraries in PG county and Montgomery County, as well as getting some for the school garden we are starting. Btw I picked up some cuke seeds from you at Rooting DC and they are growing beautifully! raypublichealth @

    1. I will be in touch shortly! :-)

    2. PS Good to hear about the cukes - I have not started my seeds yet.

  2. Hello! I live in 20009 Dupont/AdMo and there are four Little Free Libraries near me! If there are still seeds leftover, I will distribute here :)


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