• Overseeding lawn

    Hello, I’m planning to overseed our lawn. It has quite a few bare spots from mismanagement and neglect. I’m planning to do the following: 1)Mow the lawn and collect the cuttings 2)Rake and dethatch. 3)Aerate 4)Apply top soil 5)Seed 6)Water…

  • Nothing grows under our silver maple

    Hello, we live in Milton, ON where we have a good sized backyard with most areas receiving sun. We grow a lot of vegetables and berries with a lot of success. That said, in one corner of our yard, encompassing…

  • 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…

  • Looking to buy some plant seeds

    Hi there. I was just wondering where I would be able to find some daucus carota seeds in Toronto. Your help would be most appreciated. Thank you so much.…

  • Growing native primulas

    I have grown Primula laurentiana and Primula mistassinica from seed and have several plants of both to locate in my garden. This is where I need help. Are their pH requirements about the same? How much sun exposure and need…

  • End of tomato season

    Hello, I live in Leslieville, downtown Toronto and have a small garden with tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins. The garden gets full sun from late morning until sundown. I am wondering if I should begin to remove new flowers from the…

  • Adding Soil Around Large Trees

    I am a volunteer gardener with the St. Mary’s Cathedral in the archdiocese of Kingston.  We have 8 large and very old trees on the site we maintain and have been adding soil around the trees in order to plant…

  • Tomato growing

    Hi I currently have three tomato plants and all they do is grow stalks. Two plants have turned brown. I should mention I grow them on a balcony So my questions are: How long does it take for tomatoes to…

  • Natural way to address leaf curl on peach trees

    I was wondering if you have any suggestions for naturally addressing leaf curl on peach trees in our climate?…

  • Brown dahlia leaves

    I have been growing Dahlias indoors (planted a few weeks ago) for planting outdoors in late May. They were planted in a standard potting soil and sit near a west facing window that gets about a half a day of…

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