Gardening Season Begins This Week
The gardening season for 2019 officially begins this week. Have you got your pots clean yet? (I recommend spraying them with a solution of water and peroxide bleach to disinfect.)
Starting next week, you can begin seeding peppers (2nd week of Feb), eggplant (3rd week of Feb), cabbage (4th week of Feb) and then tomatoes (1st week of March).
Pick up your seeds this weekend at the Great Gardening Weekend! Traditionally held at the Botanic Gardens, the awesome event takes place at the planetarium this year.
Seedy Saturdays also take place across Montreal beginning next weekend.
Get ready to plant!
Great Gardening Weekend
Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, 4801 Pierre de Coubertin Ave.
February 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The 19th edition of the Great Gardening Weekend takes place this coming weekend. Organized by Espace pour la vie, in collaboration with Cultiver Montréal.
More than 20 different Québécois seed producers will be on hand. There will also be seed exchanges and workshops about urban agriculture.
This is the first time the activity takes place at the Planetarium so there will be more space for everyone.
Seedy Saturday Verdun
Grand Potager at the Verdun Municipal Greenhouses, 7000 boul LaSalle, Verdun
March 9 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The 3rd edition of Verdun’s Seedy Saturday takes place the second weekend of March.
There will be five Québecois seed producers, a seed exchange table plus kiosks from members of Grand Potager.
Learn about African heritage plants, fruit trees, aquaponics, backyard gardening in Montreal, edible flowers and a multitude of other urban agriculture skills.
Be sure to pick up compost, gloves, pruners and seeds from the Coopérative de solidarité Abondance Urban Solidaire. Membership in the coop costs only $10, which gets you a 10% rebate on courses and products.
About the Author
Tracey Arial helps Canadians grow with notable nonfiction and urban agriculture.