• Beets

    Last summer /early fall (september) when I was ready to pull my mature beets for consumption and storage, I was shocked that the beets were hollowed out by something.  They grew into good size mature beets but the flesh had been eaten.  I ...

  • Community Garden – Wooden Boards for Soil Erosion and Soil for Raised Beds

    In the community garden there are some people who are putting wooden boards around their gardens.  Aside from it being a safety risk, people are saying the wooden boards stop soil erosion.  Is this true or not? I don’t think it ...

  • Best time to plant tomatoes outside

    When is the best time to plant tomatoes outside?  

  • Raspberry Joan J

    Hi, Is there any Joan J raspberry available in Ontario and particularly in Toronto? I could not find any. Thanks.

  • 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 ...

  • Rapini

    Hello, I want to plant rapini in my home garden but can't seem to find too much information about companion planting and crop rotation for this vegetable. I think rapini is from the same family as broccoli. Do the same rules ...

  • (1) lettuce/kale (2) amaranth

    Q.1- I am growing romaine lettuce and kale indoors from seeds under the light, before I put them outside in the plot if weather permits. when the seeds germinated the leaves appeared on a long and quite thin stems that ...

  • 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 ...

  • Tomato Varieties to grow in Toronto

      I would like a recommendation for which variety of tomato to grow in Toronto that will produce large, tasty tomatoes with good yield. My garden has about 4 hours of direct sunlight per day and good top ...

  • Starting a container garden for veggies

    Hi! I have a sunny backyard in west end Toronto that is mostly covered in gravel and grass-- I would like to start up a veggie garden in containers. I was hoping to start from seeds but I think I ...

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