Yard Composting

Hi, I live in Zone 5b in Cambridge Ontario My property has about 30 mature trees a cross between Ash, Pine , Maple and Oak. Over the last 20 years, part of my property has been left to nature. I…

Pruning raspberries in winter

My question is whether or not it’s ok to prune my plants during the winter. Or if I should wait until spring or if I should wait until next fall ? I realize most of the pruning ( my raspberry…

Peach tree search for the elusive Golden Jubilee

Good Morning. I am searching for peach trees. I have been looking for a Red Haven and a Golden Jubilee. I see you carry the Red Haven which is good but the Golden Jubilee I do not see. I grew…

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…