• 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…

  • Planting annuals in Toronto

    In downtown Toronto I have a raised wall about 3′ high and is made of wood and along the top of this wall are 9 window boxes. This is bordering a quiet lane way and faces south with western exposure…

  • Northside Balcony

    My Mother lives in an assisted living residence. Her apartment is on the second floor with a northern exposure. The balcony is quite small and she has planters that straddle the railing. Last year we put begonias in them and…

  • Growing from seeds indoors

    I planted several varieties of perennial flower seeds indoors in containers containing sphagnum. Some seeds have reached the true leaf stage and I now want to transfer them to potting up pots made of biodegradable material. Should I use sphagnum…

  • Tomato seed issues

    When my mom died I inherited her seeds, including ones for an unknown variety of beefsteak tomatoes that she and my dad had grown for years. These are seeds she had saved. I have no idea what could have happened…

  • Classroom garden

    To whom it may concern, I am a teacher in toronto and would like to start a classroom garden; something I could get kids involved in. I would use pots and would like edibles and flowers that would be ready…

  • Strawflowers

    We bought it in the early Spring and planted it in a flower bed with regular garden soil. It was exposed to the sun, when it was shining (not in a shady spot). It has only recently succumbed to the…

  • Ornamental cabbages and chrysanthemums

    I would like to know how long the ornamental cabbages and mums stay in the garden.  I would like to transplant them from the urns to the ground.  We live in the Don Mills and Finch area of Toronto. Thanks…

  • Cabbages are not forming heads

    My red and white cabbages are not forming heads and I would like to know why.…

  • Butterfly/bee gardens

    Would conditions in a small churchyard in downtown Toronto be suitable to attract butterflies and bees? The space faces north, is bordered by buildings on three sides and a busy road on the fourth, and gets about 3-4 hours of…

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