• 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…

  • Mushrooms in her garden

    The person employs a gardener for her home garden.  The gardener has told her there is a huge problem with mushrooms in the yard and recommends digging the whole thing out and replacing the soil.  The homeowner believes that the…

  • Organic Gardening and purchasing soil

    Brenna has recently completed reconstruction of an old home and wants to replace the old soil with organic so that she can have  a large vegetable garden in one corner.  She has called several companies that deliver soil and they…

  • Redesigning the Garden: Drainage

    As fall progresses, I’ve thought about how the garden could be different. Our neighbours have almost finished waterproofing their home, which is semi-attached to our home. They saw this renovation opportunity, when their neighbour, who rents out his house two…

  • Potting soil storage over the winter

    I  have, courtesy of a neighbour who was moving, Scotts Premium Garden Soil, three 28.3 L bags, minus about 1/4 of one bag. Would it be possible to store these bags on my balcony now and over the winter and…

  • Eggshells, how many is too many?

    I have spread eggshells in my garden several time this season, can I over do it?…

  • Caryopteris wilting in centre and on one side.

    My 12 year old Caryopteris has several branches with leaves that are wilting and dropping off – in the centre and to one side of the plant.  What is the problem and how do I deal with it?  There are…

  • Can I build a greenhouse for vegetables and flowers in my backyard ?

    I’m planning to build a greenhouse in backyard and using soilless methods to grow vegetables and flowers. Can I do that in Toronto?…

  • House plant soil formula

    I wish to make up my own soil for indoor and tropical plants. I have available a compost pile, peat moss, pearlite and sand. Is it easy to make your own? What do I need and how much of each?…

  • Garden Soil Test

    I am a resident of Toronto and I would like to test my vegetable and garden soil. Can you please provide me with information on where to go for the test. Thanks…

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