Hand pollination

I was wondering if zucchini needs to be hand pollinated. Do zucchini grow better when hand pollinated. How long does female flowers open? What time of the day do they start to open? Would you share any tips in terms…

Tree identification – Cherry

This large tree, is located in our back garden in part shade and part sunshine. It had a white fine early spring shedding, and now has green leaves and red fruit. I would like to identify this tree to ensure…

Eggplant leaves

What is wrong with my eggplant leaves? What might have eaten the leaves? Please see the attached photo? What should I do ?…

Black flies on tomatoes leaves and stem

I found some very small black flies on tomatoes leaves and stems. (Please See the circled area in the photo. ) I also saw small small holes on leaves. What should I do ? Thanks for your help.…

Insects on Cherry Trees

Hi, My Cherry tree has insects on it, which are eating up the leaves. How can I get rid of them? Please suggest remedies. Thanks, Sheena…

Fava bean plant disease?

Hi there, I’m a newcomer to gardening, and I have been given been seedlings to be grown in a container on my balcony. The plant receives 6-7 hours of sunlight and I have planted it in commercial miracle gro potting…

Fertilizer use

How do I side dress tomato , cucumber and eggplants? When we use fertilizer to tomatoes growing in containers, should we reduce the amount of fertilizers used by half ( compared to tomatoes growing in the ground) Is 20,20 ,…

Acidic Soil Amendment

What renewable resource would you recommend to make soil more acidic? For example, I am growing blueberries in pots and have added inkberry to my garden, both of which like acidic environments.…

Diseased Blueberry plant – scale?

Hi Can you help me here. I believe I have some sort of stem scale on my Blueberry plants. If so should i cut it back now or wait until winter. How do i prevent it in the future. How…