• Too much Water in a water table?

    I noticed that the foundation in my garage is cracking over years, including puddling. Could over-watering a garden contribute to this, when that water is not absorbed by the soil of the garden and plants? If the water table is…

  • Cover crops to plant in Spring in Toronto backyard veggie bed

    Hi, I live in North York in Toronto and would like to enrich my backyard vegetable garden soil prior to planting tomatoes, leafy greens, zucchini, beans and herbs. Which cover crop would be best suited and would grow quickly enough…

  • Pilea Peperomioides Leaves Falling Off

    I recently inherited a younger pilea from a friend; and this is my first time owning plants and I’m trying my best to take care of them. She used to water it every three days, and I’m watering it every…

  • Bear paw propagation

    Hi, I have a bear paw succulent that has shed all its leaves in the last couple weeks. When I first got it, it shed a couple, which I attributed to the relocation. However, I’m not sure why the rest…

  • Digiplexis- Pest infestation

    I have two digiplexis plants. They are not hardy here. I’ve had them for 3 years. This year they were infested by house flies when I had them out in the garden. I don’t know where the house flies lived…

  • Worm Castings

    I usually use various types of compost (especially shrimp and seaweed) and use different parts of the garden to compost in place when space becomes available. There are earthworms all over the place because of the huge amount of organic…

  • a fungus amongus?

    Hi there, After planting four herbs in a container, I noticed a white growth starting to form on the top of the soil. I believe within a day it turned a weird tan color. Are the herbs safe to eat?…

  • Soil Prep for New Tree

    We had a pine tree die last year. I would like to plant a native tree in its place. Perhaps an Allegheny Serviceberry. It will be in full sun. Should I be concerned with the acidity of the soil? Almost…

  • White Mold in Soil

    Hello, I live in Toronto, zone 7a. When turning the soil in our home made square foot container box last week, I found something that appears to be white mould in large quantities. I have been gardening for many years,…

  • Composting

    where can I learn how to compost?…

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