• Edema causing damage to leaves of Curry Tree

    I keep killing Curry Tree plants by keeping roots too wet which leads to Edema. Can you please detail a soil mix that will help with water drainage.…

  • Vegetable Garden in Low Light

    I have had a vegetable garden, south facing, for 23 years. I rotate crops each year and add four bags of sheep manure. Over the last several years, greens are prolific but I get only a few tomatos and zucchini.…

  • Growing Table Grapes on Arbour

    Hello, I built a pergola on my backyard and I want to plant grapevines on each post (4) and I was wondering if you could advise on what type of vines for table grapes and if I can plant 4…

  • High Soil Analyses Readings, Poorer Yields

    We have a vegetable garden which was started in 2010. The soil is very shallow, shale bedrock only 4 or 5 inches below. We made raised beds with good organic loam, 10 inches and have added large amounts of composted…

  • Poor Veg Garden

    I wrote last year concerning very poor harvest – literally a few tomatoes and zucchini and 75% of tomato plants died with a month. The answer suggested I may have planted too early and not watered enough. However, I have…

  • Edible Plants grown around creosote-treated hydro pole

    I have butternut squash vines growing right up against a wood hydro pole that has been treated with creosote. The plants have done extremely well and there are about 6 ripe squash ready to pick. Are these edible even though…

  • Horseradish

    Horseradish is a beautiful plant as well as delicious but it’s under soil creeping roots have new plant shooting up in neighbouring plant beds as well as overtaken the garden space. I am seeking a method to eliminate the horseradish…

  • Grapes tree/vine

    Hello, we have a tree that borders a swamp near the Peterborough area. There is a tree approx 20 ft high and then vines that run along a fence line. Are these grapes edible? Have other photos if you want…

  • When to plant perennials

    Hi, With Fall here, I think I’m supposed to be planting perennials that will then be in the ground ready for Spring. Is this correct? I’m completely confused; there’s so much information out there but so much of it is…

  • Morning glory & pole beans?

    Can the pole bean (Kentucky Wonder) and morning glory plants grow together? Will one choke the other out or are there other cross pollination issues to consider?        …

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