Welcome, Montreal area gardeners!
If you would like to chat with other gardeners around Montreal, I guess this is the place. I would really like to have the chance to discuss gardening with people in my area, and I know there are quite a few of us on folia. It would be neat if we could discuss the particularities of our region and help eah other out. Swapping would be easier, too.
Let’s introduce ourselves! I am Viktoria and I have been gardening for only three years. But I think I am much better now than I was then – watch out, I am catching up! I started with my front yard, planting spring bulbs. The following year, I wanted to convert some of my back yard into a veggie garden, and I have been hooked ever since. I also love flowers and my front yard is still a work in progress. I am proud to say that it went from the worst in the street to among the best. Okay, my street is not the most gardening oriented, but still – a girl can be proud sometimes, right?
I am really bad at watering, doing things at the right time, weeding and getting things done in general. Plus, I don’t like touching yucky things like cucumber beetles, earthworms, rotten soil and slugs – thankfully, my significant other is the opposite of that and doesn’t mind doing the dirty jobs. BUT I recognize my bad qualities and work towards circumventing them (soaker hoses and timers are my best friends, and so are gloves).
I am really good at planning (and failing to follow the plan), improvising and experimenting, learning a lot real fast, learning things by heart, identifying plants, reusing stuff and inventing stuff, and taking good care of soil. Okay, so I am far from being the perfect gardener, but I take good care of soil, which, in my humble opinion, is an awesome start. I make leaf mold, check my soil frequently, mulch with pine needles and leaf mold and always look for ways to keep weeds out and water in as well as amend and work the soil so it suits the plants that live there. This is why some of my plants turn out so well despite my total lack of experience.
What about you? Care to share your special edge?1 thumbs up!Posted over 1 year ago
I see that your post has been written a year ago. I joined Folia yesterday and noticed your message this morning. Indeed, I look forward to discuss about our respective gardens, considering that you seem to have some good gardening experience. I will certainly enjoy sharing our way of doing things!!
0 thumbs up!Posted 8 months ago
Hi there! You're reading a conversation in the Gardening around Montreal group on Folia.
This is a group for gardeners who:
- have to deal with short summers
- have to manage with really cold winters AND really hot summers
- have next to no chances of succeeding with cool weather crops
- need to mulch, mulch, mulch!
- are the happiest spring bulb growers in the world
- have learned to live with squirrels stealing produce and eating buds off flowers
- are the most relaxed gardeners because they are used to things never quite turning out as planned.