Frequently asked questions
1. How much room do I need for my organic vegetable garden?
During your initial consultation we will explore how many vegetables you want, and how big your organic vegetable garden needs to be. Generally a family of 4 will need our Abundance Vegetable Garden vegetable garden package, which includes one 10 x 3’ raised bed, and one 10 x 1.5’ raised bed with a trellis for climbing vegetables and large edible flower and herbs beds bookending your garden.
A couple can comfortably get away with the Edible Essentials package consisting of an 10 x 3’ raised bed with trellis for climbing vegetables and edible flower and herb beds bookending your garden.
2. Vegetable gardens require a lot of space, can you grow a garden in my small backyard?
Yes, traditional row gardening requires a lot of space. We however use an organic vegetable gardening method specially designed for small urban spaces, which gives you same amount harvest using just 20% of the space.
3. What is your service area?
We currently serve clients in the greater Montreal area, but plan to expand our area in the future.
4. Do I choose the organic vegetables for my garden?
Yes. You can choose which vegetables and herbs go into your organic vegetable garden. There may be limitations depending on growing season (how early in the year we get started) and available sunlight in your garden.
5. What kind of fertilizer do you use for the organic vegetable garden?
We do not use any synthetic products for your organic vegetable garden. We use worm castings (vermi-compost) in our seedling production, foliar seaweed fertilizer throughout the growing season and our soil contains lots of compost with a very high percentage of organic material, to keep your soil as fertile as possible. See our Organic Commitment page for more details.
6. What kind of soil do you use for my organic vegetable garden?
We use an organic soil blend made by Fafard specifically designed with urban vegetable gardening in mind, it contains coconut coir, peat moss, marine algae compost, lime, black earth and chicken manure fertilizer certified for organic gardening by the OCVQ.
7. Why would I want an Urban Seedling organic vegetable garden in my yard?
Nothing is better than freshly harvested vegetables! By having Urban Seedling setup and plant your organic vegetable garden, you have the freshest possible vine ripened organic vegetables, plus you have the added enjoyment of watching a beautiful garden bloom and flourish without any of the hard work involved, just add water and enjoy.
8. How often do you visit my organic vegetable garden?
Urban Seedling will come to your vegetable garden for three season plantings, and again at the end of the growing season to put your garden to sleep for the winter and plant some garlic for harvest the following year. We can also come by to perform a maintenance visit if you are out of town on vacation.
9. I want to take care of my garden myself, but don’t know much about organic vegetable gardening.
By becoming an Urban seedling customer you will receive a weekly email telling you what to do and what to look for in your vegetable garden. Sign up to our newsletter now. We are also always available to answer your questions by phone or email. Just find us on the Contact page.