• Planting a tree – soil testing

    I am thinking to plant a tree in my yard, but don’t know what I should plant. So I would like to test my soil in order to know what tree the soil is best for. So would you let…

  • I need help, please, with my 2 favourite croton plants.

    The leaves have been dying, and dropping off, from the bottom up, one more than the other. They stand about 2′ tall, and are in pots about 8″ wide. I feed them with liquid plant food, and they sit in …

  • Astilbe Companion Flowers

    I am going to have to transplant my astilbes. The problem is, the area between the sidewalk and the astilbes gets sun. I would like a low-growing complimentary plant that will not hide the astilbes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.…

  • My newly-planted yew trees are turning yellow !

    About a month ago we planted a row of 6 yew trees,  in the back yard, about 12″ apart, and in a very shady area. We live in the High Park area of Toronto, which has a very sandy, oak…

  • Mold in bag of plant soil

    I left a bag of potting soil in the sun for a month.  When I opened it there was mold on the soil.  Is it still safe to use the soil for houseplants?…

  • Soil Test

    First timer. Plan to start a vegetable garden. In your ‘Basic Vegetable garden’ seminar, I was convinced to do a soil testing. Should I do the test using some kit available in hardware store or dig up 300g soil and…

  • New garden

    My 8 year old daughter is interested in gardening.  I have zero experience gardening but I have encouraged her.  I started her off with seeds and a mini greenhouse. Now things are sprouting and I don’t know how much room…

  • Back yard garden

    I want to start a backyard garden for vegetables and fruits.  I would like to use all of the backyard for growing.  I grew plants last summer in pots and had a tomato plant in the garden soil.  The plant…

  • Gardening supplies

    Hello, Every year I grow vegetables in my backyard. I would much appreciate if could provide some information from where should I buy cheaper soil and eventually seeds. The big stores( Home Depot, Lowe’s) sell but I found everything is…

  • Winter weed control

    Hi, we moved to a new house in December. The back and front yard has nothing other than weeds and seems nothing was even planted before. Also the soil doesn’t look great. I want to remove all the weed and…

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