Back yard garden

I want to start a backyard garden for vegetables and fruits.  I would like to use all of the backyard for growing.  I grew plants last summer in pots and had a tomato plant in the garden soil.  The plant…

Leeks

I live in Scarborough, Ontario, and have a small vegetable garden.  Last year I got a disease in the leeks – they became all mushy and wasted away.  I believe it is due to some bug laying eggs on the…

Can you prune / train a 1 yr old transplanted peach tree?

I planted a peach tree, “Harrow Diamond”, last spring.  It’s doing well, around 9 ft high and it bore 4 peaches last year.  I’m wanting to know if i should prune it as is discussed online (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShNGGuO1x4E). Do I need…

Who Can Grow and Store my Veggies

I have found some land to grow my food, but it is in Shelburn area and I am in Toronto. It would be expensive in gas and time to travel to the garden. I would also not have a large…

Gardening supplies

Hello, Every year I grow vegetables in my backyard. I would much appreciate if could provide some information from where should I buy cheaper soil and eventually seeds. The big stores( Home Depot, Lowe’s) sell but I found everything is…

Beginning Plants

I’m very new to gardening.  I live in the city and I’d like to start with some easy houseplants, also some easy vegetables.  Any suggestions?  Any books that are great for first timers?…

Calcium for Tomato Blossom End Rot

I live in Oakville Ont., lots of sun, loam soil which drains easily. I have trouble with a fungus which I think is Tomato Blossom End Rot. It’s a black spot on the bottom of the tomato that expands quickly…

Bordeaux Mixture or Lime Sulphur?

I’ve been reading about dormant sprays for fruit trees, and it seems the two main options are a mix of dormant oil and lime sulphur, or Bordeaux mixture. I have apple, nectarine, and quince trees that are young and I…

Starting a Garden in Winter

I am a journalism student at Humber College working on an assignment on starting gardens in winter. Can someone provide information on this particularly the benefits of starting in winter? Also, I’ve heard that fruit trees in the GTA are…

Condo Balcony Garden.

Hello Master Gardener. I attempted to plant a balcony garden last year and I failed. Below is the link to the planter I bought and I attached two pictures. https://www.lowes.ca/planters/leisure-season-rpb6107-raised-planter-box_g1477612.html I completely overestimated how many plants I could put in…