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…

Raccoons & Vegetables & Soil!

Hi there – I have a vegetable garden on my deck in Toronto. I have a number of big pots planted with vegetables of all kinds, like tomatoes, onion, chard, kale, and various salad greens. We have a male raccoon…

Peppers

I have started my pepper plants from seed.  It is still too early to set them out and they have developed blooms indoors.  Should I be pinching off the blooms until they are planted out?    …

Vegetable Gardening in Containers

  1.When should I be sowing peas, carrots and lettuce and how long can I expect them to be productive into the summer in Toronto.? 2. Can you suggest a few good quality gardening stores in Toronto and North York?…

Vegetable Growing Workshops for Beginners

I am a homeowner in the Beaches area. I want to set up a vegetable garden in my front yard so I am looking for workshops.  Is the Top Tips for Vegetables too advanced for a beginner like me?  …

Using sawdust in vegetable garden as mulch?

I would like to get some info on using the sawdust and wood shavings on my garden this year as mulch or working into the ground in early spring. Would putting a lot of this down kill the weeds and…