• Woodland border garden transition to forest

    I have a cottage property near the Rideau Lakes Region.  I would like to do some container vegetable gardening on the deck as well as introduce more native plants to my property?  How can I create a nice looking woodland ...

  • Compost Tea

    I'd like some information on making and using Comfrey compost tea and Dandelion compost tea.  I talked to my local garden centre but they had not actually ever made compost tea.  I want to fertilize my home garden with as ...

  • soil testing

    I would like to plant a blueberry bush. I understand that a low level PH is best. Can you please tell me where I can send a sample of soil to be tested? We have clay loam soil, full sun, ...

  • Composting

    Southeast Etobicoke here again. I understand now that I should have composted in the fall. But the gardens haven't been composted in 3 or 4 years. They badly need it. How much can I put on over the perennials and ...

  • Using sawdust in vegetable garden as mulch?

    I would like to get some info on using the sawdust and wood shavings on my garden this year as mulch or working into the ground in early spring. Would putting a lot of this down kill the weeds and ...

  • composting

    I live in south east Etobicoke near the lake, The climate tends to be more humid near the lake with occasional fog. It is cooler in summer and warmer in winter than Toronto by a couple of degrees, spring and ...

  • Soil Testing for Community Garden

    Hello, I am currently managing a community garden in Richmond Hill that has 30 20ft x 20ft plots in the ground. Soil is a loam, mesic, and is a sunny open area in one of our natural parks. I recently ...

  • Mushrooms in her garden

    The person employs a gardener for her home garden.  The gardener has told her there is a huge problem with mushrooms in the yard and recommends digging the whole thing out and replacing the soil.  The homeowner believes that the ...

  • Organic Gardening and purchasing soil

    Brenna has recently completed reconstruction of an old home and wants to replace the old soil with organic so that she can have  a large vegetable garden in one corner.  She has called several companies that deliver soil and they all ...

  • Is there any advantage to using fallen leaves instead of chopped straw in my compost?

    I like to make sure I have a good ratio of green and brown matter in my compost. I have access to a lot of straw but I wonder if there is an advantage to using fallen leaves instead. Is ...

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