• Local farm grown tomatoes vs nursery grown tomatoes

    Hello, I run a junior gardening program for children between 6 and 9 years of age. This year I saw an ad on Kijiji for heirloom tomato plants. My worry is plant diseases. Should I go ahead and buy these plants ...

  • Brown Rust Spots on Bush Bean Plant – Cathy Goring

    Hi there, I have a three bush bean plants growing in a container. They were initially in their own individual smaller containers but I moved them to larger pot after a while. They were extremely root bound by the time I ...

  • List of Uncommon Edible Fruits Zones 1-6?

    Do you have a complete list by chance? Here is what i have cobbled together so far. Thanks! currants. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redcurrant mulberry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_(plant) hardy kiwi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinidia_arguta jujube https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujube hardy chicago fig https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_fig che fruit Cudrania Tricuspidata https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maclura_tricuspidata Passion Fruit (Maypop) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maypop goji berry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goji Goumi berry Elaeagnus multiflora https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeagnus_multiflora Saskatoon (Serviceberry) Amelanchier alnifolia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelanchier_alnifolia Russian Pomegrante https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomegranate chokeberry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aronia Elderberry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus sea-buckthorn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippophae paw paw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asimina_triloba gooseberry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooseberry nankin cherry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Cherry medlar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mespilus_germanica kaki and american persimmons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diospyros_virginiana raisin tree https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hovenia_dulcis jostaberry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jostaberry cornelian cherry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_mas

  • Pear tree after pruning

    The pear tree in my backyard is at least 30 years old. I had it pruned for the first time ever, by an arborist, two years ago. There were signs of small scale trellis rust. The tree flowered nicely last ...

  • Bosc Pear Tree

    Hi, I'm curious what time of year my pear trees will stop showing blossoms. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

  • Planting and harvesting vegetables despite of squirrels

    This is my first season in Toronto and I am about to start a small vegetable garden. I have sown beets and I am about to plant zucchini squash starters but I am worried about the squirrels. They seem to ...

  • Substitute plant for cilantro plant

    Hello, I have not been successful growing cilantro in my garden or on my windowsill. I have read that Vietnamese Coriander is a good substitute. Do you know where I can purchase these plants and/or seeds in North York/ Toronto? Thank ...

  • Creeping thyme

    Hi, I live in Niagara and want to plant creeping thyme in the vineyard at the base of the vines. 1. to provide a bee friendly environment and 2. to prevent tall weeds around the vine. It would need to ...

  • Cucuzza seedlings

    Where can I buy seedlings in toronto?

  • Young Apple Tree – New Leaves Deformed

    My young apple tree-Golden Russet (B9)- has deformed leaves emerging that are also wilted at the edges. Also split bark on one of the twigs. Diagnosis and remedy? - Picture attached. Eric Krueger.

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