• Tomatoes

    I am in Toronto and need help planning my “tomato patch” I have a slightly raised bed in full sun, approx 4′ x 15′ Improved soil and good drainage What is optimum number of (staked) tomatoes What spacing should I…

  • Getting Rid of Cut Worms

    Dear Sir or Madam, I have an allotment garden here in Toronto which I have been tending for over 10 years. I specialize in growing heirloom tomatoes. In the last two years I have noticed some cut worms in my…

  • Misshapen Carrots

    In our community garden plots alot of carrots are misshapen. Our tomato plants also had brown leaves and branches after first fruit although some new growth with tomato came back.…

  • Local Farm Tomatoes vs Nursery Tomatoes

    Hello, I run a junior gardening program for children between 6 and 9 years of age. This year I saw an ad on Kijiji for heirloom tomato plants. My worry is plant diseases. Should I go ahead and buy these…

  • Tomato seedling propagation

    I am new to gardening and I started cherry tomato plants from the seed. This morning, when I went to check on the growth and to water them, I noticed a little rock rolling onto one of my smallest seedlings…

  • Type of Tomato to Grow in Toronto

    What type/name of tomato should I grow in Toronto to have high yield?  …

  • Vegetable Garden in Low Light

    I have had a vegetable garden, south facing, for 23 years. I rotate crops each year and add four bags of sheep manure. Over the last several years, greens are prolific but I get only a few tomatos and zucchini.…

  • Poor Veg Garden

    I wrote last year concerning very poor harvest – literally a few tomatoes and zucchini and 75% of tomato plants died with a month. The answer suggested I may have planted too early and not watered enough. However, I have…

  • Tomatoes – Blossom end rot

    Blossom end rot. Tomatoes are grown in pots in triple mix soil.Kept watered and fertilized every 3 days with 20 /20/20. They get lots of sun on a patio just north of Toronto in Alliston zone 4.…

  • weeds and tomato blight

    I’ve been trying to get rid of weeds (Please see attached) at my backyard garden for the last several years but without any success. This year I have planted my vegetables in the bucket yet the weeds are growing and…

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