• 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…

  • Scaly bugs in my planter boxes

    Please help! For the past ten years, I’ve been growing herbs in planter boxes built into my deck. The boxes are metal, about 8 inches deep, and set into a wood frame on the deck. For a decade I’ve grown…

  • Elfin Thyme Seeds

    Where can I find seeds for Elfin thyme?  …

  • DIY self-watering vertical grow tower and composting.

    Hello, This spring I will be working on a few container gardening projects. One of them is creating a vertical grow tower that is self-watering for my herbs. Sort of like in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBh1fjMqjmI However I wonder if its…

  • Growing tomatoes, pepper and herbs in a condo

    I live in a condo that receives a good amount of light and would like to grow tomatoes, peppers and herbs indoors.  Please advise me on what supplemental lighting is required and how I should set it up.  …

  • Perennial lavender

    Hello, Lavender is one of my favourite herbs. Is there a variety that is hardy enough to be a perennial in Toronto? What about in the Muskoka region – would love to plant some that will also come back year…

  • Classroom garden

    To whom it may concern, I am a teacher in toronto and would like to start a classroom garden; something I could get kids involved in. I would use pots and would like edibles and flowers that would be ready…

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