• The skin and shell of a peanut

    I live in Toronto (zone 10) and was wondering if I can use both the skin of the peanut and the shell of the peanut to provide nutrients to the soil? i.e. I guess both the skin and the shell will ...

  • Clay Soil

    I bought annuals and mostly perennials and was wondering if I can use clay soil as the "base soil" (if there is such a term) and then place the seeds on top of the clay soil and then use a ...

  • Is Vermiculite Carcinogenic

    Is vermiculite carcinogenic:  Should I be using it in potted plant material?

  • Help needed with soil for growing vegetables

    Planted a 12 x 20 vegetable garden this spring as well as 3 raised beds, started with existing soil, added store-bought black compost and topped with premium triple mix, now looks incredibly low in nutrients. Nothing is growing ...

  • chlorotic clematis

    in North Toronto, sun, medium moisture, along a fence, amended with garden compost I have 3 clematis on a fence and one freestanding that have quite yellow leaves towards base and green ones at growing tip (photo enclosed). I figure there ...

  • Sourcing Veganic Compost

    I cannot locate any sources of veganic compost (organic vegetables & fruits, no manure) in Ontario. I can find "certified for use in organic agriculture" compost that has manure in it but the livestock is most likely fed GMO's. I ...

  • Soil pH amendments for blueberries

    I planted blueberry bushes last year, I mixed soil with pet moss, to make it ph about 5, do I need to do it this year too?

  • Soil mix for raised bed?

    Hi there - I live in Vaughan, am new to raised beds, have read around and am looking for advice on the soil mix for a raised bed to grow vegetables. Bed dimensions: two legs of an "L", 16" high, 22" ...

  • worms and soil amendment

    We have moved to a new build and no worms. Can I buy 'fishing' worms to add to the soil, will they survive? 'Dumb Question'

  • Mold on Peat Pots

    I have bought some jiffy pots other years.  They always end up getting very moldy!  How can I avoid this happening this time.  There must be a way to do it, because they keep being available for sale, so some ...

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