• Ugly brown spots on oak leaves, I think it is galls of some kind

    I would like to chop up some oak leaves and use as mulch in the Rhodo... acidic bed, but with lots of the leaves covered with brown spots, will I be spreading a disease?

  • Applying manure to garden

    When is the best time to put manure on my garden in the Fall. Should I wait for frost?    

  • Why vegetables are not growing well in raised beds?

    I have been growing vegetables in large corrugated metal containers for three years. This year I added a bag of worm castings to the soil in each of the five containers. However, several of the leafy vegetables seem to have ...

  • “thing” growing in my lawn!

             Hello, something popped up in my lawn overnight and I would like to know how to deal with it.  Last night I noticed a spot in my lawn (about 10 ...

  • Astilbe

    I have two patches of Astilbe.  One is under a Japanese Maple and doing well.  The other is in a border right up against a cedar hedge and next to a hydrangea which is doing fine.  This one is not ...

  • Ant infestation

    My lawn which is very thin (newly seeded) is covered in sand. The ants appear to building nests and are digging out the sand. This is the first time I have seen this problem. The ants are very tiny and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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?

  • Moths and worms in blood meal

    I recently bought a bag of blood meal from a local hardware store. When I opened the bag I noticed immediately that there were live moths inside and some small worms. Being a novice gardener and not having used blood ...

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