• 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 reuse my potting soil?

    Can I reuse my potting soil and if so do I need to add fertilizer or other amendments?  …

  • 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?…

  • Soil Testing

    I live in the area of Dufferin Grove and would like to get my backyard soil tested (don’t think I should be consuming the majority of my food if there is heavy traces of lead). Where can I send soil/bring…

  • Improving Very Compacted Soil

    Hi and Happy 2013!! Last summer I had extensive landscaping done to install retaining walls in my back yard, and as a result of the machinery coming and going the soil is now very compacted; I can’t even get a…

  • when to apply winter fertilizer on sandy soils

    I recently bought a home with very sandy soil. Is it better to apply winter fertilizer now or wait since the fertilizer may be leached out too quickly. Thanks…

  • 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…

  • Must I buy new soil each year?

    Can I reuse the same soil for my pots for this year’s plants?  …

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