TPL ‘Ask An Expert’ Presentation: Top Tips for Top Vegetables

Discover the joys of growing your favourite veggies in garden beds and containers! Learn the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘how to’ of planting and harvesting. Explore the growth requirements of  the most popular vegetables in our gardens. Discuss how to avoid…

Presentation: Top Tips for Top Vegetables

Discover the joys of growing your favourite veggies in garden beds and containers! Learn the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘how to’ of planting and harvesting. Explore the growth requirements of  the most popular vegetables in our gardens. Discuss how to avoid…

TPL ‘Ask An Expert’ Presentation: Top Tips for Top Vegetables

Discover the joys of growing your favourite veggies in garden beds and containers! Learn the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘how to’ of planting and harvesting. Explore the growth requirements of  the most popular vegetables in our gardens. Discuss how to avoid…

TPL ‘Ask An Expert’ Presentation: Top Tips for Top Vegetables

Discover the joys of growing your favourite veggies in garden beds and containers! Learn the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘how to’ of planting and harvesting. Explore the growth requirements of  the most popular vegetables in our gardens. Discuss how to avoid…

September: First Frost Date

The first frost date for the GTA is late September.  If a frost is forecast, protect tender plants with an old sheet; bring in plants that cannot withstand any frost and harvest fruits/vegetables that will be damaged by even a…

Triple Blend in container garden

Good morning! I’m hoping you can assist me with this. I’ve topped up my container garden (photo included) this year with triple Blend/mix BC I wanted to beef up the nutrients for my vegetables–tomatoes, peppers, and melons/cucumbers. Before I plant,…

Soil quality assessment – where to get it done?

In order to decide how to improve the soil in raised beds, where can one get soil composition tested in Toronto/GTA in order to discover what is missing for optimum plant growth? Beds contain shrubs, decorative trees/ flowers/bulbs (not vegetables)…

Raised vegetable garden drainage.

Hello, I plan on growing vegetables in a raised garden bed this year and I am hoping you can tell me if it’s safe to use perlite in the soil. Is there a good substitute for perlite? Thank you.…

May: Flowers in the Vegetable Garden

Include some flowering herbs or annuals in your vegetable garden to attract beneficial insects to your garden.  Some vegetables such as cucumbers and zucchini have both male and female flowers and require a visit from a bee or other pollinator…

May: Patience Pays Off!

Vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and eggplant are very susceptible to cool temperatures.  Be patient and wait to plant these vegetables until both day and night time temperatures have warmed up to at least 10 Celcius.  Lower temperatures can…