• Soil for container gardening (Jean)

    Good Morning, After a weekend of getting my container garden all set up I am fearful I have used the wrong soil! I used Vigoro 3 in 1 Garden mix…..a blend of Humus, compost and Canadian Sphagnum peat moss. It’s…

  • 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?…

  • Cherry Tree -Black Knot

    My cherry tree has a big knob on one of the branches I was wondering what it is. It is in full sun. We have clay soil. I think we are in zone 5 here in Schomberg ON…

  • Rubber Tire Pellet Mulch

    We bought a house this past winter and just moved in a couple of weeks ago. This past weekend, we finally started working in our yard. To our horror, we realized that the landscaped garden was covered in brown rubber…

  • Bad Stuff in Goat Poop

    Are goat poops dangerous? Do goat poops have (bad) worms and bacteria? There are a lot of goat manure fertilizers for sale near our house and were thinking of buying one or two for amending our pretty hard clay garden…

  • Identifying High Salt Soil and Saline Soil

    Hi. Is there a way to identify soil with high concentration of salts without tools? Is it still possible to have high salt concentration in soils in an area with high rainfall and far away from the ocean? Thank you.…

  • Good Compost for Square Foot Vegetable Gardening

    I have started a “square foot garden”, using soil comprised of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 compost. This is a well researched approach, and experts suggest mixing compost from 5 different sources to get a well-rounded product (eg,…

  • Container Gardening Soil Disposal

    I am a container gardener with a focus on edibles (herbs,vegetables) etc.  I need to change my soil this year and I’m wondering if there is a pick-up service?  I don’t drive or have access to a car and I…

  • Clay Soil

    Hello, I live in a house in Toronto with clayey soil. Recently some workers were burying a line and had to dig down about 3-4 feet, and they seem to have left the lower down soil on top. I have…

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