IT'S GARDENING TIME AGAIN
Gardening is a great way to get outside and soak up spring and summer in Saskatchewan. As we all do our part to stay well and keep our community healthy, digging in can keep you busy at home. Plus, you can enjoy the bounty you grow—garden fresh veggies and herbs make any meal even better. It's time to get dirty!
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, these are the last spring frost dates in the southern Saskatchewan:
- Fort Qu’Appelle May 31
- Lumsden May 20
- Moose Jaw May 24
- Pilot Butte June 1
- Regina May 22
- Weyburn May 26
Your garden needs pollinators to thrive. Be sure to plant pollinator-friendly plants like: Anise Hyssop, Bachelor’s Buttons, Bergamot, Borage, Calendula, Chives, Cosmos, Echinacea, Foxglove, Marigold and Zinnia.
Not only can your garden grow food for you, it can also feed nature too. Milkweed isn’t a weed at all. It’s the sole source of food for monarch butterflies. These pretty plants look gorgeous and grow about two to ve feet, depending on variety. Best of all, they are a perennial—coming back year after year to look great and attract beautiful butter ies. You can find milkweed at the plant nursery and pop it in a sunny spot. The more plants, the more butterflies you attract.