When to plant seeds

Hello! I want to plant French bean seeds as well as orange cosmos seeds in my Zone 5 (Toronto) garden. Is it too early to plant them given the unseasonally cool weather we’re having? Is there a temperature that I…

Small Spring Flower in Lawn

This small blue flower appears each spring in our lawn. It is a low plant in a sunny location on clay soil. The leaves are triangular and scalloped and paired on the stem. There are 4 petals on the flower.…

Converting sandbox into a vegetable garden

I would like to convert my son’s old built-in sandbox into a vegetable garden. It is located in a part of our backyard where it gets a lot of sun each day. It was built with plywood at the bottom.…

Mums The Word: Overwintering Mums Worth Planting?

Do you think a tray/container of Gigi Mums would come to life, if I planted them? They were gifted to me last summer/fall, and I just watered them and kept them in the garage, through a window which gave them…

Shade Path

Hi, I have a section of my backyard that I want to do something specific with. In the photo I’m attaching you will see a garage and a garden. Behind the dogwood I want to create a little path that…

When to Plant Sweet Pea

Hello, I live in Windsor Ontario, I believe zone 7a. I am planting sweet peas this year. What would be the best method? Sow outdoors in early spring or start indoors? I plan on planting in an area that is…

Tomato and Pepper plants indoor dieback

Last year when I was starting peppers and tomatoes in an indoor electrically lighted/heated area when I experienced a big yellowing phenomena in primarily tomatoes and peppers. My watermellons also suffered, but I think I started them too early, so…

Leggy geraniums

in fall I brought in geraniums .so far they look good however I forgot to cut them back in fall now they are leggy. can I cut them back now or should I wait another month I hope to put…