Putting Everbearing Strawberries To Bed For Winter

I planted everbearing strawberries in a raised bed this year.I live 54kms north of Kingston Ontario. My raised bed is in a fairly open area that is gets sunshine all day but is prone to westerly winds. I would like…

Onions/leeks/garlic

Our onion and leek crop failed this year. Garlic was great. We are in south western Ontario. They are grown in full sun. Crops are rotated. Garden is watered occasionally when very dry. Soil is loam. Both were replanted once.…

Red current bushes

How to maintain, trim for wintering, red current, and black current bushes. We use the fruit. Southern Montreal Thank you morning sun…

coldframe painting

Is it safe to paint a cold frame for growing vegetables? Or is it better to just paint the outside of the wood to make it last longer? thanks…

Garlic – straw mulch, horse manure, irrigation

1. is it ok to cover the garlic with straw as a mulch which has previously treated with herbicide? The garlic will be grown on a wooden bed of 3ft x 7ft. 2. Are there any issues with mold formation…

Garden Location

Hi, I live in Peterborough Ont and our house is on a sloped hill, there’s a wet spot in our back yard which I believe is from our uphill neighbors weeping tile that is soaked thru to early/mid July, and…

Brussels sprouts produce no sprouts

2 years in a row in different location in my garden. I get healthy 3 ft Brussels sprouts plants but they yield no sprouts or a few tiny sprouts. My soil is good and I gave tried direct sun and…

Worms eating Hot Peppers

My dad is an avid gardener in Scarborough and has been trying to grow hot peppers for several years now. The plant is in a very sunny area in his garden and is quite healthy with many peppers. However, once…

Grafted apple tree

I have a 2 year old apple tree in a pot, made from a scion taken from a macintosh tree planted by my grandfather at my childhood home in 1961. My mother died 2 years ago and the house was…