• Composting Bins

    I would like to find a good composting bin in Toronto. Since the city no longer gives free ones, can you recommend the best place to get one to inspire me to make good soil?  

  • Right time to remove mulch.

    I mulched with clean leaves (mostly maple) in the fall: hydrangea, digitalis, some other bits I don't remember. The intent was to replace the snow cover we don't seem to get in Toronto anymore. I know mid-march is too early ...

  • 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 ...

  • Balcony Garden

    Hello, I live in Toronto and have a very large balcony (5' x 20') that I am determined to make into a successful garden. Unfortunately, last summer was my first year attempting to garden, and I made some mistakes that ...

  • Fertilizing Roses- How and When

    There are so many different fertilizers and so many people saying you should feed at such and such time it gets a little confusing. Here are some of the products I have in my garage: Composted cow manure (0.5-0.5-0.5) MiracleGro Shake N Feed ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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