Apple trees dying

Hi. Over the last 2 months, my apple trees have started to get branches where the leaves turn brown and the branch appears to die. Also, the apple fall off. I cut off the first few branches, thinking it was…

Raspberry Canes Useful as Homes for Solitary Bees

Re: raspberries (Rubus), I see that you recommended removing one-third of the oldest stems each year in order to maintain vigorous newer productive growth. Have you recommended on your site making those stems available as nest sites for native solitary…

Requesting grape identification

Would like help with identification of grapes at new home. Grapes growing in full sun and some shade – east facing backyard. The soil is pretty normal Toronto backyard clay?- not sure about zone – we are at Dufferin and…

What is affecting my tomato plants?

Hello! I am trying to figure out what’s going on with my tomatoes. I am a new gardener, have done lots of research, but I don’t have experience to compare it to. I have several varieties of tomatoes in my…

Cucumber leaves

I was wondering what went wrong with my cucumber leafs? Could this be viral infection? Thanks.…

Grape Vine Type

Our old neighbors grew grape vines for over 40 years. They had them properly structured and took great care of them. They moved out 2 years ago due to their old age. The house is now rented out and is…

Edibility of skyscraper sunflower leaves

While searching for uses of Skyscraper sunflower leaves, I found many sites that had several healthy food consumption uses. There was only one site that had negative info, saying not to eat them because of bad digestive and skin problems.…

Dwarf curly kale problems

Hi, I planted dwarf curly kale in a container (on our deck). a) I wondered why the leaves are such a pale green and not a robust dark green b) the very edges of the curly leaves sometimes turn a…

zucchini: lack of pollen

I have take to hand pollenating our zucchini for the past couple years. For some reason, the bees in our area don’t seem to know how to pollenate zucchini (when they know how to pollenate my other vegetable plants. This…