Montreal Hardiness Zone: Advice, Best Practices, and What to Plant

As a beginner gardener, one of the first things I searched for was Montreals’ hardiness zone so I could start choosing the plants I wanted to grow.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the significance of knowing your plant hardiness zone, provide descriptions of Montreal’s zone, suggest suitable plants, and introduce you to how Cultiville can support you in your gardening adventure this season (Read more)

Renting Your Garden Patch: A Guide to Sharing Your Green Space

Have you ever looked out at your backyard and imagined it transformed into a beautiful green paradise?
The Benefits of Sharing your Backyard:
Renting your garden space isn’t just about making extra money—it’s also about connecting with the people in your neighbourhood!
Sharing your garden space can bring in some extra cash without requiring a significant investment of time or effort on your part (Read more)

Cultiville’s Rebranding FAQ

Hey Cultiville Community!
Alex and I are thrilled to share some exciting news with all of you!
Why the rebrand?
As Cultiville transitions from our prototype to a brand new website, we realised the need for a complete rebrand to better reflect our growth and aspirations.
Who’s behind the rebrand?
We are pleased to introduce Clara, the newest member of our team, who will be overseeing our socials and creative direction! (Read more)

No-till: 3 ways to turn your lawn into a garden

What is no-till?
No-till a gardening approach that respects the delicate balance within the soil by prioritising minimal soil disturbance.

When does tilling make sense?
While tilling comes with its own downsides, there are moments when tilling might make sense.

Sheet Mulching Method
The sheet mulching method, often referred to as “lasagna gardening”, is a comprehensive no-till technique that involves layering organic materials to create a garden bed… (Read more)

What Every Gardener Should Know About Stink Bugs

Why are they called stink bugs?
Stink bugs have a unique defence mechanism.

When and where to find them:
Understanding their seasonal patterns empowers us to be proactive in our garden defence.

3 Common Stink Bugs in Montreal:
So here lies a challenge – distinguishing between beneficial and harmful stink bugs can sometimes be tricky…(Read more)

Mastering Garden Watering: Debunking 5 Watering Myths

Top 5 Watering Myths
The success of your garden heavily relies on how you manage its watering schedule.

One Inch of Water a Week:
When I first started gardening, one of the first things I did was go to Google and searched “How much to water a garden”.

Watering the Leaves Will Burn Them :
The idea behind this one is that water droplets on the leaves act as mini magnifying glasses, concentrating the sun’s rays and potentially scorching the leaves…(Read more)

Rise and Shine! The French Breakfast Radish

A brief breakfast-y, radish-y history:
The French breakfast radish has an elongated and cylindrical shape, with vibrant red skin that transitions to crisp white at the ends.

Planting – Setting Yourself Up for Success:
To ensure a successful radish-growing experience, it’s really important to pay attention to sowing time details.

Growing:
Once your radishes have sprouted, thinning out seedlings is essential to allow adequate space for each radish to fully develop. I try to space seedlings out every 3-5 inches, or about the width of my palm…(Read more)

The Wonderfully Tiny World of Aphids

Aphids and Ants: BFFs for life
What we saw was a classic example of a mutualistic relationship that can be found in the garden.

Ladybugs to the Rescue: Natural Aphid Predators
While ants may love aphids, gardeners might not be so keen to have them around the garden they’re looking to harvest from.

Ecologically-based Pest Management
By fostering a healthy ecosystem and inviting beneficial insects like ladybugs into our garden, we can establish a balance that keeps aphid populations in check, without resorting to adding synthetic chemicals…(Read more)