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Depending on how much space you have available for seedlings, you will want to choose to start them sooner or later.

Feb. 26, 2016 | Rachel Naud

Soil-utions for your veggie garden

Want to bloom your own bounty? Here are four things to do to get your garden ready

Not much can beat a ripe, juicy tomato picked fresh from the vine, or a crisp cucumber that packs a nutritious crunch. Homegrown veggies are delicious, nutritious and cost-effective.

Yet as Calgarians also know, there's a small window in which to grow their bounty.

That's why those with a green thumb like to plan out their seasonal gardens – from determining the garden's design to, of course, choosing the variety of crops – to make the most out of the planting and growing season.

If this is your first crack at planting and you're not sure how to get started, don't be intimidated, said Chelsie Anderson, owner and operator of Chelsie Squared Gardening.
Kevin Konynenbelt was initially reluctant to host an open house when selling his Strathcona Park home. That changed when he did and the place sold within the month. Photo courtesy Kevin Konynenbelt

Sept. 30, 2015 | Shelley Boettcher

Open mind to open houses

Not about snooping neighbours, say experts 

Calgarian Kevin Konynenbelt listed his house for sale this past spring, just as layoffs and low oil prices were starting to make headlines.

The beautiful attached home, located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Strathcona Park, was listed at just under $500,000.

It featured an attached garage, new appliances, gleaming hardwood and a large private back yard. It was also close to excellent schools, and was mere minutes from downtown.

Yet Konynenbelt initially struggled with the prospect of holding an open house to help sell it. Letting strangers roam around his belongings and walk across his hardwood? Not a chance, he thought.


April 09, 2015 | CREBNow

Spring cleaning time in Calgary

The City's annual Spring Clean-Up kicks off April 13.

While the official start of the clean-up is Monday, some sweepers have already hit the streets taking advantage off the fair weather. Winter sweeping, as it's known, allows crews to get a head start on cleaning the 15,000 lane kilometres of roadway in the city reducing he amount of material that can get washed into the sewer system.

May 01, 2014 | CREBNow

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