• Brown Rust Spots on Bush Bean Plant – Cathy Goring

    Hi there, I have a three bush bean plants growing in a container. They were initially in their own individual smaller containers but I moved them to larger pot after a while. They were extremely root bound by the time I ...

  • Jade plant sickly

    Hi I have a huge jade that has been doing really well, but recently the leaves started curling and dropping off. I think I overwatered it recently, so am wondering if it got root rot... it's tough to replant as ...

  • Ailing Pachysandra

    Hi, We have an approximately 20-year old circular area of pachysandra planted under a Norway maple (in midtown Toronto). For years these pachysandra seemed to be doing well, but last year, we noticed they were getting very yellow and sickly-looking. I ...

  • Planting and harvesting vegetables despite of squirrels

    This is my first season in Toronto and I am about to start a small vegetable garden. I have sown beets and I am about to plant zucchini squash starters but I am worried about the squirrels. They seem to ...

  • Young Apple Tree – New Leaves Deformed

    My young apple tree-Golden Russet (B9)- has deformed leaves emerging that are also wilted at the edges. Also split bark on one of the twigs. Diagnosis and remedy? - Picture attached. Eric Krueger.

  • Weeding in the Rain

    With all the rain forecast in the next couple of weeks in the GTA, can weeds be manually pulled from soil, or does it damage the soil structure? It seems tempting since the moisture and weed root adherence to the ...

  • Dandelion Season: Taraxacum officinale

    I can’t believe I’m asking about something that was part of my Mediterranean diet, when this plant was sought during family outings, but I will ask anyway. What season does the dandelion begin to grow and end, since I want to ...

  • Container Broccoli Problem

    Hi there! I just recently discovered this resource and am very impressed - thanks for all the guidance! I have just started doing some serious container gardening this year, always been interested but never had the space until now. I've got ...

  • Lily Beetles

    I pulled up lily bulbs before this past winter because of total devastation by lily beetles (bright orange, look like lady bugs without the spots). At that time, I also removed a couple of inches of soil. I now see ...

  • Perennial Sow Weed in Flower Garden

    I live in south Burlington, ON. Likely as the result of a load of earth, for the past 2 or 3 years I have increasingly had a problem with perennial sow weed in one of my west facing flower beds. ...

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