• Local farm grown tomatoes vs nursery grown 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…

  • tomato plant leaves curling

    Hello. I started my tomato plants inside my house about 4 weeks ago. I moved them from under my lamp to beside my patio window to acclimatize them. The leaves started to curl and turn brown. How do I correct/save…

  • Calcium for Tomato Blossom End Rot

    I live in Oakville Ont., lots of sun, loam soil which drains easily. I have trouble with a fungus which I think is Tomato Blossom End Rot. It’s a black spot on the bottom of the tomato that expands quickly…

  • Cross breeding a poisonous and non poisonous plant

    Hi there! I was wondering what would happen if I crossbred, for example, a cherry tomato plant with a nightshade plant etc. Would the outcome be a non poisonous plant or a poisonous plant? I’m quite interested in the result,…

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