• 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…

  • tomato and zuchini crop failures

    Hello, I have a 22 year old south facing veg garden about 20 x 5′. I add 4 bags of sheep manure every spring and plant tomatoes, zucchini, lettuces, eggplant, herbs, etc., and rotate the tomatoes each year. For the…

  • Bio weed and feed

    There are tons of weed on my vegetable patch, and our backyard is infested with mosquito for me to work outside long enough to do too much weed pulling. is it safe to use lawncare product, Bio weed and feed…

  • Growing onions from seed

    Hello,  I live in Owen sound, and have a vegetable garden. I’ve grown bulb onions for several years, and this year would like to collect the black onion seeds, and hopefully start them from seed next year. How do I…

  • July raised garden preparation

    I am just digging up soil in the corner of my Brampton backyard to get a raised garden started.  The soil is full of roots of weeds of all sizes.  I am not sure how deep I should dig if…

  • Beets

    Last summer /early fall (september) when I was ready to pull my mature beets for consumption and storage, I was shocked that the beets were hollowed out by something.  They grew into good size mature beets but the flesh had…

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