Guides for Growing Food in Manitoba

LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,602 admin
edited October 2020 in Vegetables

Here are some guides for growing in a colder, drier climate, some guides of which may be more helpful than others. This will be useful to Manitobans, but can be useful to others as well.

I downloaded the gardening in a northern climate manual, and it looks very good.

@laurnie59 Some of these guides could be very helpful to you.


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,690 admin

    Looks like some good links on here. I might have to purchase the Traditional Medicines book. Thanks for posting @LaurieLovesLearning I'm sure there are quite a few of us who grow northern climates and can benefit from the information here.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,602 admin

    @torey Excellent!

  • VermontCathy
    VermontCathy Posts: 1,991 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Laurie brings up a good general point here. We tend to obsess over zone maps and annual temperature patterns, but rainfall and humidity matter a great deal. You will probably get the most relevant tips and tricks from regions that have both similar temperature and similar precipitation patterns to your own region.

    That said, you can get a lot of ideas from skilled gardeners in other regions. Just be aware that you will have to test them yourself. They may work, or not.