• Planting Raspberries in Toronto

    When is the best time to plant new raspberry plants in Toronto? Also what kind of fertilizer and when should it be applied to our existing raspberry patch. We had a great crop for a few years but last year's ...

  • Vegetable Garden and Cedar Hedge

    A cedar hedge frames my neighbor’s back yard, and my vegetable garden runs down the property line, in full sun. My garden is 20+ years old and the cedar was planted three seasons ago. I ...

  • Fruit Trees not Bearing

    My pear tree and my plum tree did not produce any fruit this year.  I self pollinated them, saw some fruit in June.  I came back in July to find no fruit. Is it the ground hog living in my ...

  • Riverdale Hub -Rooftop Garden

    Hello, I am looking to extend the growing season, as well as proactively planning for closing our rooftop garden. We currently have tomatoes, kale, lettuce, carrots, and more growing in our several raised planters. We would love it if it were ...

  • Potato Cross Pollination

    Hi, We moved to a new property and in the old orchard we found a huge patch of potato plants. The foliage looks to me exactly like normal potato leaves and they are producing large potato looking tubers right now. Now ...

  • Protecting Backyard Grape Vines from Raccoons and Skunks

    I have two lovely Ontario grape vines in my backyard that are now 4 years old and producing heavily. last year's crop just as it was ripening, was devoured by a local raccoons and skunks. how can I prevent that ...

  • Growing Figs

    Hi there. I have built a greenhouse to winter over my fig plants. I have four plants. 3 are planted in the ground inside the greenhouse. The other is in s large pot that I put out on the patio ...

  • Fig Plants

    Greetings, I am interested in contacting other gardners in the Toronto area who are interested in buying, selling, trading fig plants or fig cuttings. Are you aware of any groups or "active" online forums on this topic.

  • Out of Control Raspberry Canes

    A portion of our yard is overgrown with raspberry canes which I tried pulling (roots and all) but they persist. We have an abundance if periwinkle on the property and my question is, might pulling the canes once more and planting ...

  • Crabapple Trees

    I have three crabapple trees that bloomed beautifully in the spring but I've noticed that they didn't leaf out nicely. The leaves seem to be really small. The tree looks sparce. They actually look sickly. I've noticed that of other ...