• Vegetable Garden and Cedar Hedge

    A cedar hedge frames my neighbor’s back yard, and my vegetable garden runs down the property line, in full sun. My garden is 20+ years old and the cedar was planted three seasons ago. I have read that cedar will…

  • Hyacinth Vines + Seed Collection

    I planted some hyacinth vines in my garden this year and they are now producing seed pods. Do I pick those pods now and dry them indoors or wait until they wither on the vine ?…

  • Growing Zuccini, No Female Flowers

    I have deep wood container boxes. They are large 8ft by 5ft about. I am in Haliburton. I have planted zuccini two years in a row and get lots of only male flowers. The stem of the plant coming out…

  • Veggie and Plant Issues

    I am adding a few pictures with 3 various problems. The spinach and collard in my vegetable garden has the same problem as I had last year. I have a box with very good organic soil. All my other vegetables…

  • Vegetable Growing

    I had a few failures with my vegetable planting this past year that I am hoping to rectify this year. I have wooden L-shaped planters on my deck that get 2-4 hours of sun (although it can be shady sun…

  • Pressure treated wood – proximity to raised veggie bed

    I have a 20 year old pressure treated wood fence that I know was treated with the now banned process that allowed arsenic to leach into the soil. I want to create a raised veggie garden against the fence. Should…

  • When to Plant Onion Sets?

    I have a garden at the Leslie Street Allotment Gardens in Toronto. It has raised beds. Can you advise when is the earliest I could plant “onion sets”? Each year I start looking to buy the sets in late March…

  • Grow Food for the Wild Organic Study – Iroquois Diet

    I want to study the effect of Wild Organic Food on Disease with the Canadian Naturopathic College at Leslie and Sheppard, but need some help growing food and looking for participants. I have found one farmer that will grow some…

  • 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…

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