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Spring ideas for urban gardening

Not only in gardens but also on balconies and patios, urban gardening is currently very popular. It is possible to experiment with new varieties by purchasing local seeds or organic seedlings, with many varieties dating back many years. Where to find seedlings and advice?

Printemps - plantons

Seedling markets are now authorised to open for business, in accordance with the recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), which means that people can once again turn their attention to gardening. Social distancing and hygiene rules (shared tools, etc.) must be respected, in particular in the case of markets and shared gardens, with a view to limiting the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Seedling markets

Organic seedlings taken from local and/or old varieties of plant are available on the Beaulieu market (Parc de Beaulieu greenhouses, Rue Baulacre 3) or the Belle-Idée market (Belle-Idée greenhouses, Chemin du Petit-Bel-Air 2), from 14 April until 5 June 2021. These markets are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Furthermore, several one-off markets and festivals are organised focussing on seedlings:

  • Artichoke Saturday 17 April 2021
  • Galiffe market (CSP): Saturday 8 May 2021
  • Tomato festival: Saturday 15 May 2021
  • Open day at Semences de pays, 26 May 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Serres de Belle-Idée, 2 ch. du Petit-Bel-Air, 1225 Chêne-Bourg (GE)

More information on Les artichauts website

How to obtain your own seedlings

Courses on seeds and seedlings (Pro Specie Rara)

  • Introduction to permaculture weekend: 24 and 25 April 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Jardin La Pralette, 5 ch. de la Petite-Pralette, 1232 Confignon (GE)

The dates of further courses will be announced shortly by the association. More information on the ProSpecieRara website.

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Article modifié le 16.04.2021 à 15:06