• Raccoons & Vegetables & Soil!

    Hi there - I have a vegetable garden on my deck in Toronto. I have a number of big pots planted with vegetables of all kinds, like tomatoes, onion, chard, kale, and various salad greens. We have a male raccoon that ...

  • Can I grow lavender in a container on the wall of my balcony?

    Can I grow lavender in a container on the wall of my balcony?  If so, what type of soil should I use?

  • Parasol Plant or Umbrella tree (Schefflera arboricola )

    I have two parasol plants, one pretty crimson red ,and one white. They were beautiful for the first month. They are in pottery pots and I have a pan under them , so water didn’t get all over the deck ...

  • Impatiens mildew – will it spread to other plants?

    Can the mildew that affects impatiens plants read to other plants in my garden ? We mistakenly planted one sunshine impatiens plant in a planter of its own and it was doing very well until the other day. Although we ...

  • Tomatoes

    Can I grow tomatoes on an east facing (morning sun) balcony in south mississauga? I'm never sure if gardening info I find online is correct for our climate!!

  • Sowing Seeds in June!

    First time gardener! I just bought my first plant (lavender) and a big bag of triple mix as suggested at the store. I found some seeds a friend gave me years ago and I want to know what would be ...

  • Removal of “Fish Mint”

    My mother has planted, in the back yard,  "Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'", I think is the name. It's also called Fish Mint, but please refer to the image to clarify. It is a spade-shaped leafed mint, which is invading all of ...

  • Planting strawberry and blueberry

    1) Can i plant this indoor/ apartment or balcony 2)I live in Toronto 15C night -26C day, humidity 30% to 60%, is it fine with my plant? 3)What soil should I use? 4)What container should I plant it. big one or small one ...

  • Growing roses in container

    I am a novice gardener in Toronto.  I want to try growing roses in containers.  Will the roses survive the Toronto winter if I just leave them in the container outside?  I don't have a garage to store them and ...

  • Rose of Sharon

    I look after a rose of sharon that grows in a small stone planter across from my house.  This spring (as of June 11th), there's not a leaf on it, but the twigs seem to still be green inside.  Do ...

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