• Planters for vegetables

    I have giant wooden planters we built around the edges of our deck last year. We filled them with potting soil and grew some herbs and vegetables. I am wondering if there is anything I need to do to prep…

  • Container Broccoli Problem

    Hi there! I just recently discovered this resource and am very impressed – thanks for all the guidance! I have just started doing some serious container gardening this year, always been interested but never had the space until now. I’ve…

  • Golden plum trees

    Hello, Is there a nursery near north Toronto that sells golden plum trees? I am looking for a 50th anniversary gift for a lovely Italian couple who has an extensive fruit and veg garden. Thanks…

  • Bay Laurel

    We have a Bay Laurel that has grown rapidly in our kitchen window, under a growlight. This variety grows long, straight stems and the longest is approaching 28″. Two questions: will Bay Laurel grow outside (planted in the ground) in…

  • Pear Tree

    We live near London, Ontario.  We have a large Bosc pear tree that was already in the yard when we moved in 12 years ago.  The fruit the tree bears is deformed or has dimples with a woody piece under…

  • When to Plant Onion Sets?

    I have a garden at the Leslie Street Allotment Gardens in Toronto. It has raised beds. Can you advise when is the earliest I could plant “onion sets”? Each year I start looking to buy the sets in late March…

  • Replace Six Year Old Strawberry Plants?

    Hello, last year’s strawberry plants were not that productive. I believe they are an everbearing variety. They are situated in full sun. Should strawberry plants be replaced every few years. And if so, which type would you recommend for a…

  • Spring Planting Outdoors

    Hello there- What is the best date to plant tomatoes outdoor in the soil this spring it North York, Toronto M2R 2A4?…

  • Edema Damaging 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.…