• Garlic

    Planted garlic according to Sonia's article in the Star--- early Oct. it is now up 6" high ---- is that normal, should it be heavily covered with straw ?

  • Designing a backyard garden – Assignment

    Hello, I am a student in Grade 10, and I have an assignment where I would require the opinion of a professional gardener about the garden that I have designed. I was ...

  • Raised Beds

    I am planning to put in raised beds in my vegtable garden. How high do you recommend making them? how large (the whole plot is 10x16) so I am trying to decide how many would be best? what material to use? I was ...

  • Sheppard Peppers

    Can Sheppard Peppers be used in Red Pepper Jelly?

  • Vegetable garden failure

    For the first time I tried a small vegetable garden at my cottage in Newfoundland. Since the soil is poor (very sandy), we built a 6x6 box and filled with black earth (in bags from C'dn Tire), some compost and ...

  • verticillium and fusarian resistant tomato varieties

    Could you please provide a list of tomato varieties that are resistant to verticillium and fusarian wilt. Most web sites mention varieties that do not seem available in the Toronto area. Thanks!

  • Sheppard peppers

    I have 5 healthy looking Sheppard pepper plants LOADED with peppers but as they mature they go from green to rotten, not red. What could be the problem? I don't see any bugs.... I live in Stoney Creek, Ontario. The garden is in ...

  • the condition of the soil

    I live in Toronto and have a raised bed vergetable garden in the back yard. I added lots of manure in the early spring, then I sowed squash seeds in the early June; however, eventually they were infected by disease ...

  • 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? ...