• 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…

  • Community Garden – Wooden Boards for Soil Erosion and Soil for Raised Beds

    In the community garden there are some people who are putting wooden boards around their gardens.  Aside from it being a safety risk, people are saying the wooden boards stop soil erosion.  Is this true or not? I don’t think…

  • Best time to plant tomatoes outside

    When is the best time to plant tomatoes outside?  …

  • 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…

  • Growing food — not at my home

    I have a yard, but no sun and not a lot of space. Also 8 months worth of winter. Are there community gardens in North York? Any other suggestions? (i.e., indoor veggies)…

  • organic vegetable seedlings and starter plants

    Please tell me the online stores and direct visit centers in the GTA where I could buy heirloom and organic vegetable seedlings and starter plants or plug trays. Thanks…

  • Excess phosphorus in a city garden

    I have intensively used my city garden. Each year I put on shredded leaves in the fall, and plant a rye cover crop after each bed has been used. I put on as much city compost as I can as…

  • Planning my garden

    Hello! I just purchased a home and was lucky to get 1/2 an acre of land to grow on! There is a green house already built as well. I’m looking to plant a huge vegetable/fruit garden in my backyard, all…

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