Garlic Skin Colour

I planted garlic with purple wrapper colouring last year. The harvested garlic isn’t purple. Does it change colour as it dries or what’s going on here? I know comparatively July 9th is early to harvest but they were ready. I…

Nematodes for Cucumber Beetles

I have read that nematodes can be used for cucumber beetle larvae that live and eat the roots. My question is what kind of nematode and where would I purchase them. I have had infestations for 2 years. Thank you.…

How to get rid of Colorado potato bugs in the garden?

I have a infestation of potato bugs that have all but destroyed my eggplants and have started on my potatoes and now are attacking my tomatoes! Please help. I am a first time gardener and have a small backyard/patio container…

Sweet Cherry tree

Hi. You know where can I buy sweet cherry trees to plant in my backyard. Apparently most of the nurseries in GTA are sold out,…

Garden Edging

I would like to use lumber to edge my garden, what would be recommended? Should I use Cedar, Pine or Pressure Treated wood? I am expecting to have part of the garden used to grow food.…

Zucchini plants

My zucchini get 6-8 hours morning sun on 9 the floor balcony. Planted in a large pot. Started out growing and producing shiny, smooth fruit. At between 2 and 4 inches in length, fruit develops ridges from flower to where…

Replacing Yew Shrubs with Blueberries

We have a Yew hedge around the house that’s probably 5 years old. Given these are poisonous to cats, dogs, and humans, we are considering replacing them. We would like to replace part of the hedge with blueberries. As all…

Multiple trunks on one dwarf calamondin

I received a dwarf calamondin tree approx 2.5 years old purchased from a local grower who grows from stem cuttings. However, I’m realizing that the tree hasn’t been pruned much and it seemingly has three stem cuttings planted together! It…

Cucumber plant issue

We are in east york and the cucumber plants get full sun. The soil is triple mix. Drainage is very good as our garden is higher then our neighbours. The plants in question are about 3 feet tall and spread…