Fall planting time is approaching and we’re excited to get this round of seedlings ready to go for your fall gardening!
We love this final season as a last squeeze on you garden to get the most out of it by providing you with fresh autumn salads and hearty kales.
Generally speaking the date of the first frost is going to dictate how late you can transplant seedlings and what varieties will grow to maturity fast enough. In Montreal that averages out to somewhere in the second week of October so we aim to start getting seedlings in the gardens in the first week of September. If you have a garden planting service for the fall we shall see you soon!
For the DIY’ers out there, you can learn more about our available seedlings in the table below. They should be ready for pick up during the first week of September, but you can order them right away to reserve yours.
|Asian Greens – Bok Choi Shanghai Green||***||Very low-maintenance vegetable|
|Asian Greens – Mizuna||***||Heat and cold tolerant; will grow in shady conditions|
|Asian Greens – Tatsoi Rainbow||***||Sweeter than most other Asian greens|
|Kale – Redbor||***||Adds beautiful colour to the fall garden|
|Kale – Red Russian||***||The purple colours become richer after frost|
|Kale – Vates Blue Curled Scots||***||Can withstand winter weather with some protection|
|Lettuce – Deer Tongue||***||Excellent for home gardens|
|Lettuce – Jadeite||***||Fantastic green mini romaine|
|Lettuce – Merlot||***||Red leaves aid in lowering light conditions|
|Lettuce – Red Butter Romaine||***||Buttery yellow green interior, with a rosy heart|
|Lettuce – Red Iceberg||***||Crunchy and delicious|
|Lettuce – Red Oak Leaf||***||Excellent fall/winter selection due to mildew resistance|
|Lettuce – Red Salad Bowl||***||Ok in cool times|
|Lettuce – Regal Oak Green Leaf||***||Great for baby greens|
|Lettuce – Reine des glaces||***||Cold tolerant green iceberg|
|Lettuce – Pirat Butterhead||***||Sweet and delicious!|
|Mustard – Mighty Mix||***||From sweet Dijon to knock-your-socks-off spicy|
|Rapini – Spring Raab||***||Early and productive|
|Roquette – Arugula||****||Leaves grow best in cool weather|
|Swiss Chard – Rainbow||***||Grows easily and well in our climate|
*** Does best in full sun, but can handle a bit of shade
**** Full sun and cool weather
Add some variety to your garden this fall
Fall is also a great time to plant fruits! We have a fresh selection of fall fruit trees and bushes, available for pick up or delivery today.
Edible Exotic plants for indoor gardening
We are exited to now carry plants from our friends at FloraExotica.ca and Hamidou Horticulture. Discover them in our shop today!
Get help from our previous articles
Starting from seed is only for the brave or experienced! A seed starter guide is available.
Summer vegetables starting to look mature? Check out some of our harvesting guides to help collect your food effectively.
Get the most out of your garden and keep it healthy with some thinning and weeding.
Garden having issues? Get help solving the problem using our diagnose articles.
The Urban Seedling Team