• Dying Cherry Tree

    Hello, Thanks for taking time to read my message. I live in Toronto and have a cherry tree in my backyard. We had the blossom this spring, but it didn't go as well as last year, perhaps because of the unseasonally cold ...

  • Powdery Mildew on Squash

    Hi There, I'm a newbie with my vegetable garden and it seems powdery mildew is taking over my pumpkins, spaghetti squash and yellow zucchini. I've sprayed it with a baking soda and water solution, not sure if it's the right thing ...

  • Which edibles to plant in fall?

    Hello. I am in the northern end of Toronto, zone 5b. I am wondering if there is anything I can plant in the fall to overwinter and harvest in spring/summer. Thank you!

  • Apple and Nectarine tree pests

    Good Afternoon; As you know, in Ontario we can’t use commercial pesticides on residential property. I have two apple and one nectarine tree. What would you recommend I use in all the stages of fruit development so I can achieve the ...

  • Raccoon feces

    We have a little garden on our deck, with vegetables, flowers and trees. A raccoon is eating the plants and has recently started pooping in the planters.  We know about safe removal techniques, but wonder whether the feces will affect ...

  • Sicilian Zuchinni question

    I recently moved into a new home and planted Sicilian Zuchinni in the backyard. It has taken quite well and has grown up along the fence, posts, and everywhere! It is very large and has even moved towards other plant ...

  • Plum tomatoes

    My little son is worried about his plum tomatoes. It is in our front garden facing west, and gets full sun from noon on. The bottom tip of a tomato is brown and wrinkly. It's his favorite one. He wants to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Basil growing

    I have a North facing herb garden that i am growing many things in, all are doing well except my basil. I have purple basil the generic basil and Thai basil. The basics are not growing, they get watered once ...

  • How To Make Bone Meal Tea

    Today I plucked a couple of small unripe tomatoes from the vines, and at the garden store had it confirmed that my fruits had blossom end rot. I guess this is occurring because of all the recent rain Toronto has ...

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