• Attention Wild Gardeners – Need Help

    I am creating a wild farm/garden to grow food for a study. I want to study the effect of wild food on disease. The plan is to get seed from the US, and Canadian Government seed banks, and other wild ...

  • Balcony Garden

    Hello, I live in Toronto and have a very large balcony (5' x 20') that I am determined to make into a successful garden. Unfortunately, last summer was my first year attempting to garden, and I made some mistakes that ...

  • Vegetable Garden in Low Light

    I have had a vegetable garden, south facing, for 23 years. I rotate crops each year and add four bags of sheep manure. Over the last several years, greens are prolific but I get only a few tomatos and zucchini. ...

  • How to speed up warming of cold soil in the spring

    This is Calgary and the ground stays cold for a long time in spring. When the snow is gone, would a plastic sheet spread over the raised bed (10 inches high) speed up the warming of the soil, noting that ...

  • Growing Table Grapes on Arbour

    Hello, I built a pergola on my backyard and I want to plant grapevines on each post (4) and I was wondering if you could advise on what type of vines for table grapes and if I can plant 4 different ...

  • Storing Bean Seeds

    I've collected seeds from beans that I grew this past summer and want to use them next summer. Should I refrigerate them or keep them in a cool, dry place?  

  • High Soil Analyses Readings, Poorer Yields

    We have a vegetable garden which was started in 2010. The soil is very shallow, shale bedrock only 4 or 5 inches below. We made raised beds with good organic loam, 10 inches and have added large amounts of composted ...

  • Wild Grapes

    Our wild grape vines have many grapes left on them. It has already frosted over and last week, snow. Is it o.k. to harvest the grapes to make another batch of wild grape jelly?

  • Poor Veg Garden

    I wrote last year concerning very poor harvest - literally a few tomatoes and zucchini and 75% of tomato plants died with a month. The answer suggested I may have planted too early and not watered enough. However, I have ...

  • Edible Plants grown around creosote-treated hydro pole

    I have butternut squash vines growing right up against a wood hydro pole that has been treated with creosote. The plants have done extremely well and there are about 6 ripe squash ready to pick. Are these edible even though ...

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