Thursday, April 08, 2021

Seed Giveaway 2021

UPDATE: Reminder of our Seed Giveaway deadline! Please read all the details below.

For local groups, I am happy to arrange for you to come by for contactless pick-up Contact me through our social media or in the comments section below. We want to give out large batches.

If you are interested in only a few packs, come by the Beltsville Garden Club sale this Saturday - I will have a basket of free seed packs out on my table for folks to sort and pick from - from 8am until they run out! The list of available seed packs is at the link above.
Note we do not have any herb or flower seeds left. These are all veggies.


We have a surplus of seed packets left over from the annual Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchanges. 

Here is the list of currently available seeds:

- 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
- Oxheart Red Tomato
- Red Pear Tomato
- Brandywine Pink Tomato

All the seed packs are from heirloom seed company Landreth Seed and have a sell-by date of 2019, but should still be viable.

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 pre-paid Priority Mail flat-rate envelope by April 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. Wangari Garden near Irving St NW in DC has a couple LFLs. Happy to serve as a distribution point around the neighborhood. We have 110 plots! Please lmk how we can arrange. Thanks, Vanessa

    1. Hi Vanessa - feel free DM @wdcgardener on Twitter or Instagram and we can chat about arrangements to get you seeds.

  2. Hi we have a couple of Little Free Libraries in our neighborhood in Capitol View Park in Silver Spring. How can we arrange? I have one and so does a neighbor one street over.

    1. Hi Sandie - send a DM to @wdcgardener on Twitter or Instagram and we can chat about arrangements to get you seeds for your LFLs.

  3. I would love this for our neighborhood Little Free Library (#104242). We actually have been offering seeds and I was using some seeds from a past seed swap and they are all gone! I will DM you on Twitter as shared above. Thanks so much! We will give you credit in our neighborhood newsletter. - Kind regards, Elizabeth & Marcel


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