• Raised Beds for Berries and Tree Roots

    About ten years ago we planted a ball and burlap red maple (about ten feet tall at the time) in the corner of our garden. Since then, it has grown considerably and now nothing will grow underneath it. ...

  • When to Work Soil in Toronto

    What is a typical timeframe for when the soil can start being worked in the spring? I live in Toronto near the water, and have a combination of raised beds and natural beds. I am wondering when I should ...

  • Growing ( yummy ) Nectarines in Tropical Countries close to the Equator

    I bought some Mega Expensize & Ultra-Delicious Nectarines some weeks ago, ate them and collected the pits ( intentionally, to grow them! ) I live in the Tropics with Temperature of 30-31° C (average ) in sunny days ...

  • Vines for purchase in Toronto

    Hi there. I was wondering if you know of any places in Toronto where I can buy grapevines for planting? Secondly, could take a cutting from a neighbours grapevine and a plant that? Thanks so much

  • When to Plant Grapes and what type

    I would like to plant a new Grape Vine in my backyard.  Can you please advise when is the best time to plant a new Grape Vine?  and, What is the best type of Grape Vine to plant in Toronto?

  • Good Compost for Square Foot Vegetable Gardening

    I have started a “square foot garden”, using soil comprised of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 compost. This is a well researched approach, and experts suggest mixing compost from 5 different sources to get a well-rounded product (eg, ...

  • Pruning Fruit Trees

    I have apricot, peach and nectarine trees in the back yard and am wondering when to prune them this spring. I live in north Toronto. Thank you, Mary

  • Backyard Trees Infestation

    I have Apple,Pear,Cherry and grape vines.They all get infected early in the spring with black spot,scab...? The leaves on the pears get spots they later turn brown and entire branches die out.the leaves on the grape vine they grow clasters ...

  • Aphid Prevention Sour Cherry Tree

    Hi there, We have a large Montmorency cherry tree in our backyard. The summer of 2016 we had a wonderful crop. March 2017 we pruned the tree back significantly to cut down on waste and droppings (rotting cherries all over the ...

  • Markotting

    Hi sir, madam,my question is can i markotting apple tree here in edmonton, if any possible solution that can multifly the apple in my backward, thank you . Alex