• Indoor – White Fuzz on Soil

    Hello. I have a few small indoor plants that have white fuzzy stuff on the top of the soil. The room is cold and dry ..could it still be fungus? I have never seen any gnats or any other insects. ...

  • Fertilizing Houseplants

    My plants have been re-potted in organic soil but are not growing - these are not flowering plants.  I have Jobes Spike’s for flowering plants, can I still use them for these non flowering ones?

  • Overwintering Soil Amendments

    As I was assessing my collection of winter ice melters, and salt, I noticed I have some fertilizer left. I have 25 litres of compost, as well as 5 litres of promix and a couple of litres of potting mix. Will ...

  • How to speed up warming of cold soil in the spring

    This is Calgary and the ground stays cold for a long time in spring. When the snow is gone, would a plastic sheet spread over the raised bed (10 inches high) speed up the warming of the soil, noting that ...

  • High Soil Analyses Readings, Poorer Yields

    We have a vegetable garden which was started in 2010. The soil is very shallow, shale bedrock only 4 or 5 inches below. We made raised beds with good organic loam, 10 inches and have added large amounts of composted ...

  • Transplanting Black Eyed Susan

    I planted 1 black eyed susan 2 years ago, now I have at least 10 of them.  I want to replant them as border near my fence. Is this time of the year good for replanting or I should do ...

  • Moore Park Garden Advice

    Hello. I have just demolished a big garage in my back yard, which gives me new planting opportunities! But the soil is hard clay (I believe) and has had a garage sitting on it for 95 years. What is the ...

  • Invasive Roots in Garden beds

    Hi there, I have moved into a new house last winter and was eager to get the garden going. I built five raised garden beds and filled them with quality triple mix. While some plants thrived, others - like all varieties ...

  • Grass Seed

    Good afternoon, I heard someone from Toronto Botanical speak on CBC Radio a few ago. He submitted an email address for questions but I missed it. I have a dog who sometimes pees in our small backyard. The pee kills the grass. ...

  • Poor Veg Garden

    I wrote last year concerning very poor harvest - literally a few tomatoes and zucchini and 75% of tomato plants died with a month. The answer suggested I may have planted too early and not watered enough. However, I have ...

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