Spring time is gardening time, and for some Red Deerians, it means securing a city gardening plot.
Kristy LePage, cemetery specialist with the City of Red Deer, said this year about 150 plots remain out of the 330 – a number right on par with previous years.
The plots will open to the public on April 21 after the previous plot registrants make their selections.
There’s usually a wait list of about 70 people after the plots sell-out, which happens fast, said LePage.
“It’s popular because people like to grow and they don’t always have the space to do it,” said LePage.
LePage said the city added the Twin Spruce Gardens in the southwest corner of 30 Avenue and 19 Street last year, keeping in line with the demand. She said the city will consider adding more sites if the demand keeps up. The city also manages garden plots at Michener, Piper Creek, Parkside Garden North and South.
Plots open for gardening, depending on the weather, on May 18 and close on October 9.
For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca