At this time of year I usually chuckle at the people complaining about the weather. As an experienced Calgary gardener, I always say - don't get excited about spring until at least early May and then you won't be disappointed! Okay, well it's early May and my garden still looks like this:
But before we got this big dump, I did manage to get my cool-season veggie seeds planted:
My spinach, kale, lettuce, peas, chard and arugula were planted on Apr 27 and, unlike me, they will be completely unbothered by this weather!!
For resources on vegetable gardening in Calgary, see my posts:
- Vegetable gardening in Calgary 101, which includes notes about raised beds and square foot gardening, and
- When to plant vegetable seeds in Calgary, which is one of my most popular posts.
- preparing and amending vegetable garden soil
- excellent resource on northern vegetable gardening