• Coleus

    I was all prepared to put lots of coleus in my garden then discovered it's a shade plant.  I get full afternoon sun.  Will it do well at all?  I ended up buying one plant to see how it will ...

  • Parterre flower Design

    Hello, I am looking for help and some information on how to create a flower parterre.  I am going to plant Begonia semperflorens interspaced with Coleus to write the word BIENVENUE.  I don't know how to mark out the letters, and ...

  • Best time to plant tomatoes outside

    When is the best time to plant tomatoes outside?  

  • How to start?

    I would like to grow veggies in the wood box, and have a flower bed on a slope, and along the long edge of our lot. My backyard faces east, with lots of sunshine all day. The soil is dry. Your advice ...

  • Impatiens walleriana

    We live in Toronto and have avoided planting impatiens walleriana for the last few years. Will it be safe to plant this year?

  • Vegetables

    For two years, I have had trouble with bush beans and last year there was also trouble with tomatoes. The leaves on the beans turned yellow, then brown and then fell off. The tomato leaves turned brown and fell and ...

  • planting annuals in Toronto

    In downtown Toronto I have a raised wall about 3' high and is made of wood and along the top of this wall are 9 window boxes. This is bordering a quiet lane way and faces south with western exposure ...

  • Growing from seeds indoors

    I planted several varieties of perennial flower seeds indoors in containers containing sphagnum. Some seeds have reached the true leaf stage and I now want to transfer them to potting up pots made of biodegradable material. Should I use sphagnum ...

  • Tomato seed issues

    When my mom died I inherited her seeds, including ones for an unknown variety of beefsteak tomatoes that she and my dad had grown for years. These are seeds she had ...

  • raised beds

    I live in Scarborough, Ontario. I would like to garden this year with raised beds. Kindly give me some contact addresses of people/ shops who sell raised beds or raised bed components cheaply. I visited some stores but they are ...

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