• 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.…

  • Raised Framed Garden Beds

    I would like to speak to someone who has experience in creating raised framed garden beds. It’s for a community garden project. I am helping by consulting on what  to grow in the way of herbs and low maintenance plants.…

  • Potted Lavender

    This is for an urban garden in downtown Toronto. I purchased lavender at a nursery store sale in 6″ diameter pots. They are fairly large size at about 12″ high. They were on sale obviously because of the late season…

  • 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…

  • Herb Garden

    I live in Toronto and I have unsuccessfully tried to grow an indoor herb garden twice. The seeds sprout, but then once they hit the height of the pot(s) they stop growing and then eventually start to whether and die.…

  • July: Pinch Back Herbs

    Periodically pinch basil if you don’t harvest it weekly. Pinching keeps it from flowering and ensure you have a full, bushy-looking plant. Mint, oregano, and savory can also be pinched to promote bushier growth.  …

  • Planting in June

    Hi there, I’ve been living overseas for some time and will be back home in Ontario and not working for the whole summer. I’m keen to spend it in my family’s garden at the cottage in Kingston as it’s not…

  • Dried white beans and basil plants

    1. Can I take some dried white beans and just plant them in containers on my balcony and will they produce bean plants?  I am just interested it doing it for decoration. 2. I have just put some basil in…

  • Basil

    Hello and thanks for your help.  Something is attacking my basil plants – the lower leaves are okay but the tops are curly, shrivelled and twisted, I’ve never seen anything like it.  I can’t see anything on the leaves and…

  • Mint Plant Problems

    Hi there, I need advice how to treat a disease for my mint plant which I had aquiered about 2 months ago from Farm Boy store. I had a wonderfull pot plant in my apartment until about 2 weeks ago…

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