Class Objective

Gain an insight into short season growing and how it works.

A growing season is the interval of time between the last frost and first frost. If this interval is less than 120 days, it is considered to be a “short” growing season. Calgary’s growing season usually averages around 115 days, hence why we have a short growing season. In this module, you will learn about the plants that can be planted despite the short season.

Teaching Resources

Annual Vegetable Varieties for a Short Growing Season

Alberta Planting Zones

Planting Calendar for Calgary, AB

Native Plants for the Short Season Yard


Campus Gardens – University of Alberta  

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