Spring is just around the corner, which means it's time to get sowing! Join Jean and Nicolas Laporte, co-owners of J.A. Laporte Flowers and Nursery, to explore how to grow your own fresh fruits and vegetables.
During this presentation, you’ll learn the importance of site selection, soil preparation, and planting plans when it comes to growing high quality fruits and vegetables. Find out how to plant vegetable seeds indoors, plus tips and tricks for successful transplanting — in order to guarantee successful establishment and production.
In addition, you’ll learn techniques for pruning, fertilizing, and pollenating fruit trees and bushes. As a bonus, all attendees will be given a little gift at the end of the presentation.
This presentation will be given in French, followed by a bilingual question-and-answer period.
Speakers' bio: Jean and Nicolas Laporte
Second- and third-generation owners of J.A. Laporte Flowers & Nursery, father Jean and son Nic draw on their many years of horticultural experience to accurately answer thousands of gardening-related questions year round. Founded in 1960, J.A. Laporte Nursery has established their mom-and-pop owned business as one of Ottawa’s most reputable garden centres. For more information, visit: laportegardens.com.
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