• Pillbugs in my indoor potted fig plant and Meyer lemon

    Hello! It’s Thanksgiving in NJ, USA. My Chicago fig plant, purchased this past May, is bearing 4 figs (all about an inch big now). Truly pleased! My Meyer lemon has 2 little 1/2″ fruits. Equally surprised! I have found a…

  • Christmas cactus

      My Christmas cactus is not blooming.  Someone told me I need to starve it by not watering it in August and I wondered if this is true.  How long should I not water it?…

  • weather for the winter

    I am an urban gardener (and hobby beekeeper) at Bayview Sheppard area. I wonder if you have educated info on what our weather will be like this winter?…

  • Problems with avocado plant

    Hello! I grew my avocado plant from a pit just over a year ago. It lives in an apartment with north facing windows – not the best, but it was growing well. It was potted just before winter, and I…

  • Thinning Cedar Hedge

    Hello. I have a cedar hedge that is probably quite old.  We’ve had the house for 7 years and it was mature then.  It has become quite wide but the problem is, it is thinning.  It is what gives us…

  • Jade Tree

    Hi I have a Jade Tree and I do not water it often. I just noticed, when I went to water my Jade Tree that the leaves were soft and wrinkled/wilted. I watered it yesterday and the leaves still have…

  • Overseeding lawn

    Hello, I’m planning to overseed our lawn. It has quite a few bare spots from mismanagement and neglect. I’m planning to do the following: 1)Mow the lawn and collect the cuttings 2)Rake and dethatch. 3)Aerate 4)Apply top soil 5)Seed 6)Water…

  • Nothing grows under our silver maple

    Hello, we live in Milton, ON where we have a good sized backyard with most areas receiving sun. We grow a lot of vegetables and berries with a lot of success. That said, in one corner of our yard, encompassing…

  • I have a sick Cactus!

    Hi there, I have a bunch of cacti in the same pot and noticed that one of them died. I removed the dead cactus from the pot and noticed that the small one at the front of the pot is…

  • Watering potted Plants

    I have two houseplants in tapered pots, not sure if they are clay or fibre pots, wider at top than bottom.  Is there a way to ascertain if the plant is  receiving  the  water and nutrients it needs?…

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