Growing vegetables where peonies were just removed?

Is it safe to plant vegetables in a garden which had peonies grown in it for 25 years, but the peonies were recently dug up and vegetables Just planted where the peonies were. Is this safe for humans to then…

Tomato plants

I have several tomato plants although the fruit developed beautifully, all of a sudden Some of the branches turned dark, leaves died and dropped off and some of the fruit turned brown near the stem and fell off the plant.…

Rhubarb not doing well

My rhubarb isn’t doing well. The soil is sandy with natural compost and store bought top soil. The plant started out well,but the stems got week and have fallen over. Leaves haves turned yellow. The plant get sun and shade…

Holes in Trunk of Crabapple Tree

I have a crab apple tree that gave a bumper crop of apples this year so I was very concerned to see rows of holes in the trunk – what are causing these and should I be concerned? Thank you!…

hot pepper ID- Plant ID

Last year I grew cayanne, hot banana and habanero hot peppers. In the spring I planted seeds from these peppers. The pictures included is the result. The two foot plants produced fruit 2″ to 2 1/2″ in size. What kind…

squirrel decimating crabapple

Hi. I have a large old crab apple in the front yard. Normally it is covered in pink blossoms in the spring. This year it had maybe 10 blossoms. What would be the cause of not flowering at all? Then…

Squash Planting

Hello, I am fairly new to gardening and have had some success so far with butternut squash, but they are taking over my garden.  I planted some in my flower beds and they are thriving trellising along the rock border. …

Canteloupe Failing to Thrive

Vines have struggled this year. Started slowly, I think due to a cool June in Kitchener area. Some vines shrivelled and died. Wasn’t from lack of water. Didn’t see any striped cucumber beetles this year, which I know do spread…

Perennial Hibiscus

Can i make tea from the petals of a Perennial dinner plate Hibiscus.…

Cucumbers Dying

Hi Master gardener, Some cucumbers in my garden look like dying. The leaves became all dry although I water them regularly. There are cucumber beetles, but I have them under control. The leaves look like they are infected with some…