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Sorry about the website outage. I got busy and forgot to renew. Apologies and looking forward to another great gardening season filled with great tips and pictures.

Growing App available

Came across this post on the CalHort Facebook page.

It’s an app for the Iphone, designed in Australia, but apparently generic enough by plant species. Here’s the description from somebody that I am assuming is one of the creators:

this app was designed to be as versatile as possible. The nutrient deficiency ID tool is applicable to almost any plant or crop, as is the information on individual nutrients in plants and includes some crop specific information. The soil pH nutrient availability guide is also application to any field-grown situation. The app also includes foliar fert application rates for broadacre crops, tree crops and field veg, and also includes a range of crop specific fertigation rates.

Can someone with an iphone comment on whether this work for local plants and gardens?

Looking forward to a bountiful growing season  (once the snow stops!)

Additional Weekend attraction

From our garden member Lisa who is also involved in the local school garden:

Come see the Haysboro School Dream Catcher Garden at the Garden Show… The Community Garden Resource Network are showcasing us in their area this year. Yeah for growing little gardeners! See you all at the show or on the 20th for the work party.



Let’s support the  efforts of our fellow gardeners in their endeavours.  Stop by and say hi to Lisa.

This Weekend – Don’t Miss

A must for all of us amateur and seasoned gardeners. Do you have questions on what to grow in Calgary’s challenging growing climate? Unsure on optimum soil mixtures? Just want to learn more and meet other gardeners? Then you need to be at Spruce Meadows this weekend. See you there.

Celebrate the beginning of Calgary’s gardening season!

Don’t let the ‘white stuff’ fool you. It’s all about Spring, and Gardening. This weekend, April 13 & 14, join the CALGARY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY at Spruce Meadows for their annual GARDEN SHOW! 9 am – 5 pm each day.

YOU CAN STILL GET DISCOUNTED TICKETS: Members’ only $10 at the door (valid membership must be shown), or purchase a membership on site (ticket pick up window) and save $5 on admission. Workshop registrations is available on site, if space is available.

Stop by Greengate Garden Centre on your way down and save $3 on admission. Limited quantities available.

For more information, go to: