There are so many plants to experiment with in your garden.

Heirloom tomatoes – a trend with no sign of slowing, heirloom tomatoes are delicious, full of avour and come in a rainbow of colours and sizes. Varieties to try include Brandywine, Costoluto Genovese, Lemon Boy, Mortgage Lifter, Stupice, Yellow Pear.

Cucamelon – these tiny ‘mouse melons’ look like watermelons and taste like cucumbers. Kids love them!

Melons – even with our short growing season, you can grow watermelon and cantaloupe. Varieties like Gnadenfeld, Minnesota Midget and Cream of Saskatchewan will grow well in the sunniest part of your garden.

The University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources is an excellent resource for all things gardening on the prairies. Find it all at