Cedar Planters for Berries

Hi Gardeners I am planing to move Black Raspberries as well as Strawberries and Raspberries from the ground to cedar planters as we are having landscape done and I want them localized. How do i determine the appropriate size of…

Apple Trees

Why can you take seeds from an heirloom tomato and grow more tomatoes but it does not work with apple trees that have been on the property for 100 years? Are all apples trees garden centers sell grafted? I thought…

Magenta Grape Vines

I’m considering buying a Magenta Grape… or a Somerset Grape… I’ve previously grown Somerset so I have some experience with it, but I’m intrigued by Magenta’s cherry like flavor. I’ve looked EVERYWHERE on the internet for more information about Magenta…

Planting vegetable and fruit seeds from Turkey

I have fresh tomato, pepper, grapes, and walnut that I brought with me from my grandparents garden in Turkey , that I want to plant in my backyard. I need help with seeding and planting process . I live in…

Delicata squash seeds

Last fall I saved seeds from a Delicata squash. I planted about 5 seedlings this spring and the plants grew. However there were 2 different shaped squash – the typical small Delicata squash and then others that were the same…

Apple pests/diseases

I have 1 Honeycrisp and 1 Empire Apple tree in my backyard. I’ve had trouble in the past with codling moth – they are a problem every year. I put out molasses and cider traps in the spring along with…

Slugs

Slugs were a very big problem with home and allotment gardeners this year. Many have asked how to control them so they don’t eat all the nice green leaves on our spinach, bok Choi, kale, lettuce etc. Is there an…

Tomato leaf disease

This summer, as with many years past, I nurtured three tomato plants on my south-facing balcony. Two were Roma tomatoes, and, for the first time, I experimented with growing an heirloom tomato (featured in the bottom left picture). Around mid-summer,…

Jesuit pear sapling move

Hi. A neighbour has offered me a couple of Jesuit Pear saplings. They are about 3′-4′ high and have, I think, been grown from seed. What would be the best time of year to dig them up and move them…

Reisentraube/Tomatillo – overwintering?

Hi there – I grew a reisentraube tomato this year for the first time, absolutely loved the fruit produced. My question is; can I overwinter it? It’s currently in a pot in the garden, but I assume I’d need to…