Trouble with vegetables – first time

Hello, I’m a first time gardener and 3 months ago planted cherry tomatoes, bush beans , radishes , mini watermelon, chives, dill, coriander, small cucumbers. They were all doing well except the dill and chives that we’re all started in…

Shallow soil container gardening

Please name some vegetables I could grow in a shallow (5-6″) container garden. The soil is good, it’s a sunny location, ample water, but it’s not deep and I can’t change this. Are there any vegetables — aside from various…

New to TO and looking to plant a garden

Hi! First of all, what wonderful service. Thanks! I’ve just moved to TO. We have a little plot in our back yard which we are looking to seed. The soil seems good but perhaps a little clay heavy. Crops we…

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…

Planting in June

Hi there, I’ve been living overseas for some time and will be back home in Ontario and not working for the whole summer. I’m keen to spend it in my family’s garden at the cottage in Kingston as it’s not…

Soil Test

First timer. Plan to start a vegetable garden. In your ‘Basic Vegetable garden’ seminar, I was convinced to do a soil testing. Should I do the test using some kit available in hardware store or dig up 300g soil and…

Back yard garden

I want to start a backyard garden for vegetables and fruits.  I would like to use all of the backyard for growing.  I grew plants last summer in pots and had a tomato plant in the garden soil.  The plant…

Sliding Glass Doors for Greenhouse Glazing?

Hi I want to know if UV glass is suitable for a greenhouse? Is normal greenhouse glass preferred to be UV coated? I am planning a garden to grow vegetables. I want to extend the season as long as possible…

Vegetable growing in raised beds

I have been an organic vegetable grower in the Campbellville area for about forty years. My garden is 2,000 sq. ft. of growing space. For the past several ears I have alternated sides [a path down the centre divides the…

Sweet Potatoes in a container

I began this conversation with Tina Cesaroni on the CBC web chat. I planted sweet potato slips about 3 months ago in a recycling bin and Tina suggested I ask here about curing sweet potatoes. I read about this online…