At-home gardening comes with benefits: a chance to reduce stress, clear your mind, and be in the moment. Whether you're gardening in containers in your apartment or preparing to lay out your outdoor garden, you’ll find here useful information and sound advice delivered by our team of experts at the Jardin botanique.
Starting an indoor vegetable garden
Seeding 101 »
A little glossary for choosing your seeds »
Organic or non-organic seeds, open-pollinated or F1 hybrid seeds – a small explanatory glossary.
Where to buy seeds? »
Support local growers by purchasing their seeds online. (In French only)
What to sow at what time? »
The month of March marks the beginning of the planting period for some seeds. Consult our vegetable seeding and planting calendar.
Gardening on your balcony
Container gardening »
How to set up a raised bed vegetable garden? »
Follow these few easy steps to set up your own raised bed vegetable garden.
Growing herbs on your balcony »
All you need is one or two square metres in your garden or a few containers on your balcony for a herb garden.
Growing vegetables on your balcony »
Ever wish you could have fresh vegetables from your own garden, even though your only outdoor space is a small balcony? Here’s how.
- Lettuce and leaf vehetables »
- Snow peas, collard greens, kale and radishes »
- Tomatoes »
- Beans and cucumbers »
How to keep squirrels out of your garden »
If squirrels or other animals are too greedy or wreak havoc, try the following tips.
Why not work in harmony with nature to take care of living things – yourself included? Here are useful resources to adopt green and sustainable gardening methods.
Attracting pollinators to the garden »
Attracting birds to the garden »
Admire hummingbirds and other birds with these plants.
How to attract the right insects to your garden? »
Better to invite beneficial insects into the garden than try to eliminate pests with huge doses of pesticides.
How to plant an environmentally friendly garden? »
Forget about pesticides by following the basic principles of organic gardening.
Bursts of inspiration
What does your neighbor's garden look like? »
Create a Monarch Oasis »
Create an attractive haven for these wonderful migratory insects by growing milkweed and nectar-producing plants.
Tips and tricks for getting started in gardening »
A few tips on where to start.
Cultivate heirloom plants »
Here’s an overview of where and what to look for to cultivate heirloom plants.