• Soil Test

    First timer. Plan to start a vegetable garden. In your 'Basic Vegetable garden' seminar, I was convinced to do a soil testing. Should I do the test using some kit available in hardware store or dig up 300g soil and ...

  • Source for horse manure required

    Hello, I am a volunteer with a Toronto community garden and require a source for horse manure

  • New garden

    My 8 year old daughter is interested in gardening.  I have zero experience gardening but I have encouraged her.  I started her off with seeds and a mini greenhouse. Now things are sprouting and I don't know how much room ...

  • Back yard garden

    I want to start a backyard garden for vegetables and fruits.  I would like to use all of the backyard for growing.  I grew plants last summer in pots and had a tomato plant in the garden soil.  The plant grew ...

  • Gardening supplies

    Hello, Every year I grow vegetables in my backyard. I would much appreciate if could provide some information from where should I buy cheaper soil and eventually seeds. The big stores( Home Depot, Lowe's) sell but I found everything is very ...

  • Protective Covering for Shrubs and Perennials

    Resident in North York. Contractors have dug up our front garden (while repairing our leaking basement), including perennials, shrubs, small trees and bulbs, leaving roots and root balls exposed in clumps on our front lawn. I have meanwhile loosely covered them with plastic ...

  • Calcium for Tomato Blossom End Rot

    I live in Oakville Ont., lots of sun, loam soil which drains easily. I have trouble with a fungus which I think is Tomato Blossom End Rot. It's a black spot on the bottom of the tomato that expands quickly ...

  • Easy Composting Link?

    With the possibility of a garbage strike, I wondered if it might be timely to have a composting system, in case the strike is lengthy? Can you provide a link, with general guidelines, so the community discomfort is less of ...

  • Bordeaux Mixture or Lime Sulphur?

    I've been reading about dormant sprays for fruit trees, and it seems the two main options are a mix of dormant oil and lime sulphur, or Bordeaux mixture. I have apple, nectarine, and quince trees that are young and I ...

  • Winter weed control

    Hi, we moved to a new house in December. The back and front yard has nothing other than weeds and seems nothing was even planted before. Also the soil doesn't look great. I want to remove all the weed and ...

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