• gardening shelved for 2014

    A family crisis caused me to let the garden go this summer. There are several rose bushes, peonies, mums, flox & hostas which have been neglected over a small area of 100 square feet, although the entire backyard of 450…

  • weather for the winter

    I am an urban gardener (and hobby beekeeper) at Bayview Sheppard area. I wonder if you have educated info on what our weather will be like this winter?…

  • Mulch and Grass Questions!

    Hello, I am a new gardener in the Toronto area with too many questions! I have a front plot with no grass that has a few plants in mulch/cedar chips. My question is how do I know when I need…

  • Free mulch?

    Where can I get free mulch to cover my 200 square foot vegetable garden?    …

  • Rose collars.

    I live in West Toronto.  I used rose collars and mulch to protect my roses last Fall.  The soil is sandy and I can dig in a spade depth near the roses.  When should I remove the mulch?…

  • Using sawdust in vegetable garden as mulch?

    I would like to get some info on using the sawdust and wood shavings on my garden this year as mulch or working into the ground in early spring. Would putting a lot of this down kill the weeds and…

  • Fall mulch and fertilizer

    what fertilizer and mulch to apply  to a) a garden on ground level, and b) to a roof top garden on the 9th floor.…

  • Compost, manure + mulch

    We own a farm, near Nobleton, Ontario. We have access to large quantities of materials to make our own compost. We use fruit and vegetable and plants materials only (never egg shell, or meat scraps), as well as yard waste, …

  • Wood Shavings as Mulch?

    I have been offered a large quantity of clean, uncontaminated basswood shavings in the form of small flakes and long, curly shavings. It is from new, kiln dried wood and contains no insect or parasite material in any form. It…

  • Cultivating soil that is mulched

    I have mulch around my shrubs and in flower beds; some of them have the underlayment to prevent weeds as well. Should the mulch and underlayment be removed and the soil cultivated from time to time, or should it be…

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