• Vegetable Garden and Cedar Hedge

    A cedar hedge frames my neighbor’s back yard, and my vegetable garden runs down the property line, in full sun. My garden is 20+ years old and the cedar was planted three seasons ago. I have read that cedar will…

  • Are My Cucumbers Okay?

    I bought heirloom seedlings, and looking at the attached photos it looks like the main stem has a webbing as well as the baby and adult cucumbers. I am not sure if this is a disease, or just less resistant…

  • Vegetable garden – where are the pollinators?

    I’ve got a variety of edibles, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and beans, all but some of the tomatoes in containers. They get enough sun, have good leaf growth so far. I am not seeing a lot of fruit, e.g. brandywine tomatoes…

  • Veggie and Plant Issues

    I am adding a few pictures with 3 various problems. The spinach and collard in my vegetable garden has the same problem as I had last year. I have a box with very good organic soil. All my other vegetables…

  • Amaranthus spinosus

    DO THEY GROW WILD HERE IN TORONTO? I HAVE SEEN SOME WEEDS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE EAT AS VEGETABLES BUT AFRAID TO EAT HERE.…

  • Sun and Watermelon

    Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions. 1) Is there any device I can buy that will tell me the amount of sun individual spots in my garden get (I am not home most…

  • Apple Tree Dying

    I’m in Barrie, I have apple tree 8 years old on my back yard. This year tree produce flowers, start to grow fruit and suddenly all leaves and flowers star to dying. Fee branches are dead already. Why this happen,…

  • Brown Rust Spots on Bush Bean Plant – Cathy Goring

    Hi there, I have a three bush bean plants growing in a container. They were initially in their own individual smaller containers but I moved them to larger pot after a while. They were extremely root bound by the time…

  • Planting and harvesting vegetables despite of squirrels

    This is my first season in Toronto and I am about to start a small vegetable garden. I have sown beets and I am about to plant zucchini squash starters but I am worried about the squirrels. They seem to…

  • Dandelion Season: Taraxacum officinale

    I can’t believe I’m asking about something that was part of my Mediterranean diet, when this plant was sought during family outings, but I will ask anyway. What season does the dandelion begin to grow and end, since I want…

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