• vegetables to grow in late August

    We have recently bought a house in Markham. Am I too late to start growing some vegetables in my backyard ? If not, I want to grow some simple basic veggies like lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and some herbs. Where will ...

  • horseradish (herb) plant

    How do I know when to check that the roots are ready to get the horseradish?. I have a two-year plant with long leaves and I have not checked yet the roots. Once I took some, can I replant it? ...

  • growing peas

    I live in the Beach part of Toronto. Is it too late to plant a 2nd crop of peas? thanks so much for your time.

  • garlic

    When rotation planting what follows garlic?

  • Cedar mulch safe around my fruit trees and berry bushes?

    Can I use cedar mulch around these plants? Will creosote be an issue?

  • Fungus on heritage variety bean plants

    I have grown beans before without problems, but this year I planted a heritage variety of pole bean seed from Spain and all the leaves have some kind of fungus or something leaving reddish yellow spots all over them. What ...

  • Stubby carrots

    For the past two years my carrots have been short and stubby. They are in deep beds with no rocks, we have not used green fertilizer, and they are in a sunny spot. We did rebuild the beds with cedar. ...

  • Peach trees in winter

    I planted a peach tree last spring - it came through the summer very nicely (we even had some fruit!) and I want to make sure I am properly preparing it for winter. I have wrapped the trunk using plastic tree guards ...

  • Growing carrots

    Any recommendations for success in growing carrot? for a carrot success for my next season? is clay soil not the best for it? And is it necessary to use fertilizer for vegetables? If so, what kind do I need for NPK 10-10-10 ...

  • Rhubarb not growing well

    I transplanted my very vigorous rhubarb patch about 5 years ago and it has been weak and spindly ever since. The bottom leaves yellow off and die. I have added peat and manure and fed the thing but it will ...