• Grass overtaking my rooftop garden plot

    I live in Vancouver and have access to a plot on our rooftop garden in my building. Last year was my first year (and I'm a very beginning gardener). ...

  • Leek Moths

    Hello! I am wondering when the leek moth is predicted to be active this season in the Toronto area? I want to plan for when I will be needing to put row covers on my seedlings to ensure they cannot ...

  • Spring Mulching

    I live in southern Etobicoke and would like to know the best time to mulch so that weeds will not have a chance to grow this year. Ours is a south-facing garden surrounded on two sides by a hedge. The ...

  • Dying mini orange tree!

    So I got a mini citrus tree for Valentine's day but it's been slowly dying since I got it home. The leaves have started to fall off and curl, and the oranges are shrivelling and turning purple. I've been watering ...

  • There’s a hole in my Maple

    I have a mature Norway maple on the boulevard of my property (city-owned). At the top of the trunk, just below where the tree branches out, there is a hole. For the past few years I've noticed ants around the ...

  • Replacing Siberian Crabapple

    In my very tight downtown Toronto garden, one of my 2 Siberian apples is just getting sicker and sicker. It's size and form are perfect but I am nervous about putting another of the same species in the same place. ...

  • Garden Uses For Old Liquor

    Can hard liquor be used in gardening? I’ve been decluttering the family home, and don’t drink alcohol, wouldn’t regift an open bottle, and don’t use it in cooking. I’ve noticed that some online gardeners use beer in the garden, but I ...

  • Greenhouse Pests

    Friends have a lemon tree and an orange tree in their greenhouse. They are in blossom now and infested with bugs, probably aphids. Last year they had the same problem, sprayed with Safers End-All ii; they had no fruit. What should ...

  • Grubs Harming Grass

    I am going to need to replace my complete front lawn. We have just purchased a house from an elderly gentleman who had not been able to do battle with grubs over the last couple of years. There is not ...

  • Mulching During Winter?

    Mulching During Winter? What happens if mulching is done during winter, since we’ve had so little snowcover during this GTA winter? Specifically, if I add mulch on top of any weeds remaining from the past spring/summer/fall, will the remaining weeds be nourished, ...

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