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…

Vegetables

For two years, I have had trouble with bush beans and last year there was also trouble with tomatoes. The leaves on the beans turned yellow, then brown and then fell off. The tomato leaves turned brown and fell and…

Starting a container garden for veggies

Hi! I have a sunny backyard in west end Toronto that is mostly covered in gravel and grass– I would like to start up a veggie garden in containers. I was hoping to start from seeds but I think I…

Tomato seed issues

When my mom died I inherited her seeds, including ones for an unknown variety of beefsteak tomatoes that she and my dad had grown for years. These are seeds she had saved. I have no idea what could have happened…