• 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…

  • Cabbages are not forming heads

    My red and white cabbages are not forming heads and I would like to know why.…

  • 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…

  • Balcony Gardening – Raised Cold Frame or Mini Greenhouse use?

    I am considering a small herb/vegetable garden on a large south facing condo balcony (8th floor.)  There is a portion of the balcony that seems to get about 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.  Mostly protected from wind. My main…

  • 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…

  • End of tomato season

    Hello, I live in Leslieville, downtown Toronto and have a small garden with tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins. The garden gets full sun from late morning until sundown. I am wondering if I should begin to remove new flowers from the…

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