• Frost hardiness of herbs and sunflowers

    1. how long can  sunflowers be left before picking in order to avoid their being killed by frost. 2. how senstive are basil and thyme – when to bring inside.               1.…

  • Overwintering lavender, daisies and herbs

    I have 2 pots of lavender and also 2 pots of daisies (perennials) and I want to store them for winter inside. I have a basement which is heated just a little bit but there is another door going to…

  • Perennials, best time to plant and how to care for

    When is the best time to plant fall poppies, sweet marjoram and chives and how do you care for them?…

  • This City Girl knows Zip about Gardening, But now have a Garden

    Hello! I’ve just moved to Toronto from Vancouver and have the opportunity to rent my first Garden Suite Apartment! I am ecstatic and have visions of me in a white gauzy dress with matching sun hat sitting outside for breakfast…

  • horseradish (herb) plant

    How do I know when to check that the roots are ready to get the horseradish?. I have a two-year plant with long leaves and I have not checked yet the roots. Once I took some, can I replant it?…

  • Organic indoor gardening

    We are winterizing plants and growing herbs indoor.   How can we do this organically?…

  • Thinning plants

    I just threw a bunch of basil seeds into a pot and now I have quite a few little plants poking up. My concern is whether there are too many in one pot.  I’ve done the same thing with my…

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