Cold, wet weather in your garden

Cold weather seedling

We have had an unseasonably cold and very wet spring so far! While our gardens need water, they also need sun! The cold wet weather means that your seeds will take longer to germinate, and your seedlings will grow more slowly.

Fortunately all of the varieties of plants that we plant at this time of year are cold hardy and don’t mind this weather too much. To help your garden out, there are a couple of things that you can do.

  • Keep your floating row cover on the garden if you have one
  • Put an old sheet on your garden on cool nights if you don’t – take it off in the day to let the sun in!
  • Put a piece of clear plastic or an old window over seeded areas to add a bit more heat to the area

This *should* be the last crappy week. Lets look ahead to next Saturday – 17 degrees and sunny – for our official Launch Party! There will be activities all day long including a family picnic 11:00 – 1:00 pm city compost give-away for Verdun residents, free workshops from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, a farmers market and Cultiver Montreal Urban Agriculture Expo!