• 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…

  • Compost, manure + mulch

    We own a farm, near Nobleton, Ontario. We have access to large quantities of materials to make our own compost. We use fruit and vegetable and plants materials only (never egg shell, or meat scraps), as well as yard waste, …

  • My vegetables are not growing

    Hi, I live in Woodbridge . My vegetable garden has tomatoes but they are taking forever to ripen . My bell peppers and hot banana pepper plant are turning yellow and the eggplant is not growing, is yellow, had two…

  • Lettuce not doing so well

    Hello, I live in Toronto and my lettuce has started to turn an unhealthy color. Is this tip burn or something worse?  

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