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This page features content from our community directly! See above for our ongoing, Instagram hashtag, #abgrows, and submit your own photo to our feed by posting a photo on Instagram with that hashtag in the caption! Be sure to answer even more quiz questions below, and see answers from the rest of our community! Check back here later for more community content, quizzes, fun polls, and more, and join our email newsletter list to stay updated on the hottest and latest content from the community!

Featured Stories:

Fall Clean Up: To do or Not to Do?

“I leave everything in place every fall. I have occasionally worried about whether it will backfire on me and I will get diseases of some kind in my plants but so far have not had that problem. In fact, I even mow the leaves on the lawn and rake them into the flowerbeds as a way of composting and improving the soil.” – Conniepr


“I clean up my garden every fall. I usually start with the pond, moving the fish indoors. Then pick all the tomatoes and peppers and bag all the plants for the garbage. After the first frost I cut back and bag all the perennials. This coming week I will dig up the beets and carrots. I like to have everything cut back and clean before winter. In the spring I sit back and watch for the new growth to appear. I know spring has arrived when my butterwort pushes up its rocket shaped flower heads.” – Linda Melnyk

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This submission form is to share a community story! Answer this month's question, and your story could be featured on the site, in a community story collection!

Last Week's Poll Results:

How did you first learn to garden?:

We love that most of you either learned to garden on your own or were taught by a family member! Alberta Grows is another way for you to share some of the valuable knowledge that you have developed and learn from others as well!

Be sure to check out the Resources  we have on the site, that are dedicated to helping you build and foster a flourishing garden. Connect with nature, and dig in, with our articles library, How-To and DIY videos, podcasts, and more!

  • I learned on my own!
  • A family member showed me!

This Week's Polls:


How many hanging baskets do you have?

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Do you name your plants?

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