• Apple Tree Seedlings

    I grew seven apple seedlings from seeds.  Now in October these seedlings are about three to four inches tall.  What can I do to keep them safe in winter time? Bring them inside or leave them outside for winter ?…

  • Very old pear tree sucker

    Hello, I had an old pear tree in our back yard taken down last year because of carpenter ants rotting the trunk. The tree must have been there a long while because it towered over our three storey house. We…

  • Lack of fruit for apple trees and one cherry tree

    We live in Niagara Peninsula,we have a little orchard of about 15 apple trees of all vareities for he last 15 years,we have always have a good crop of apples and good crop of sour cherries. We have clay soil…

  • A mass on my plum tree branches

    Hello. I have noticed that there are masses growing on the branches of my plum tree. Last year someone told me that it might be harmful. I cut all the branches with the masses. This year they all grew back…

  • Ornamental Cherry Trees

    Our ornamental cherry tree has some dead branches in it, which were there last year too. I think the two very cold winters we had might be the cause. I have been water, water, watering and have added fertilizing spikes…

  • Fertilizing Fruit Trees

    Last year I planted two pear trees on my back lawn and this year for the first time the trees have blossoms. Although I have fertilized my lawn, I suspect that this may not be enough for the trees. Could…

  • Fruit Tree Spray

    Have been using Wilson’s fruit tree spray-no longer available-what can be used as an alternative for apple & pear trees? Thanks, Hugh…

  • Grapes and dwarf fruit varieties

    I am looking for varieties of fruits to plant in my garden. would you be able to tell me the good varieties (names) for each fruit that I have given below. I live in Northern Scarborough. (I am NOT asking…

  • Bordeaux Mixture or Lime Sulphur?

    I’ve been reading about dormant sprays for fruit trees, and it seems the two main options are a mix of dormant oil and lime sulphur, or Bordeaux mixture. I have apple, nectarine, and quince trees that are young and I…

  • Starting a Garden in Winter

    I am a journalism student at Humber College working on an assignment on starting gardens in winter. Can someone provide information on this particularly the benefits of starting in winter? Also, I’ve heard that fruit trees in the GTA are…

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