This past Friday on a particularly cold Montreal afternoon (-20 with the windchill) a particularly determined gardener (namely, me) attended the Botanical Gardens' Fêtes des Semences, a.k.a. Seedy Weekend, a weekend filled with seed sales and gardening workshops-all free of charge. You will notice some of my seed purchases in the photo on the top right. Ok, well, I went a little overboard, but I was more restrained in my purchases than previous years. Limiting your seed choices is almost as hard as limiting your plant selections while in the garden centre. I am particularly excited about the Butterfly milkweed (asclepias Tuberosa) seeds, this year's perennial of the year and a butterfly magnet. I can't wait to start growing them. We are so fortunate to have a great Botanical Gardens here in Montreal, full of information and knowledgeable staff that want to share it with eager gardeners. Along with my seeds, I picked up a bottle of fish emulsion , a fast acting organic fertilizer for young seedlings, and I plan on using it in lieu of my regular chemical fertilizer. It may smell a little so I'll use it sparingly and mainly on plants outdoors. Well, I gotta go. It's time for me to organize all my seed packets and decide which ones to grow first.
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