Gardening Links

Gardening in Calgary’s variable short season has its own specific challenges (and benefits!). Below are resources that have been selected for vegetable gardening in our climate. Please contact if you have others to add.

Gardening advice:

Calgary Horticultural Society:

Gardening In Canada (@GardeningInCanada):

University of Saskatchewan:

Mason Jar Soil Test:

City of Calgary Invasive plants:

Government of Alberta ‘Pests of Vegetables’ pdf:

Alberta Invasive Species Council ‘Grow me Instead’ pdf:

Prairie Seed Suppliers (source: Gardening at USask):

Casey’s Heirloom Tomatoes (Alberta):

Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes (Alberta):

Garden Seeds (Saskatchewan):

Lindenberg Seeds (Manitoba):

Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds (Sprouting and Microgreens):

Sage Garden (Manitoba):

Saskatchewan Garlic:

T&T Seeds (Manitoba):

Wildrose Heritage Seed Company (Lethbridge):

Heritage Harvest Seed:

A’bunadh Seeds:

Heritage Farm:

For a list of more seed companies, check out Seeds of Diversity Canadian Seed Catalogue Index:

Although from a much warmer zone in BC, Westcoast seeds have many short season varieties (less than 70 days to maturity):