• Spring Fertilizer

    Hello, can you please advise as to what type of fertilizer that I should be using for Spring? I live in the GTA. Many thanks! Brian

  • Greenery/Shrubs for Shade and Tough Soil- Gail

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I have a spot in my back garden in Toronto (south facing), it is about 6-8ft by 2ft. It is under a big tree and next to my ...

  • Rubber Tire Pellet Mulch

    We bought a house this past winter and just moved in a couple of weeks ago. This past weekend, we finally started working in our yard. To our horror, we realized that the landscaped garden was covered in brown rubber ...

  • Bad Stuff in Goat Poop

    Are goat poops dangerous? Do goat poops have (bad) worms and bacteria? There are a lot of goat manure fertilizers for sale near our house and were thinking of buying one or two for amending our pretty hard clay garden ...

  • Tomato Plants

    hello, I have indoor tomato plants that have grown long and skinny ( my first time growing from the seeds). I now have re planted them into bigger indoor pots until I can plant in soil outside. How ...

  • Identifying High Salt Soil and Saline Soil

    Hi. Is there a way to identify soil with high concentration of salts without tools? Is it still possible to have high salt concentration in soils in an area with high rainfall and far away from the ocean? ...

  • Small Evergreen Tree for Clay Soil

    I live in Zone 6a to 7a Toronto new Lake Ontario. The soil is largely clay we added topsoil and regularly add compost. I would like to plant an evergreen tree in an area that gets full sun 4 hours ...

  • Composting in Central Toronto

    I would like to compost my organic vegetable and fruit waste and sometimes cooked oatmeal in my central Toronto garden. 1. Do garden worms help to break down compost? If so, I would like to have a bin which ...

  • Good Compost for Square Foot Vegetable Gardening

    I have started a “square foot garden”, using soil comprised of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 compost. This is a well researched approach, and experts suggest mixing compost from 5 different sources to get a well-rounded product (eg, ...

  • Adding nutrients to established perennial garden

    We have a VERY full perennial garden in a southfacing position. I want to add nutrients to the soil this spring  to keep my plants healthy, without digging into the garden (I am afraid I will disturb the perennials roots). ...