harvesting spinach seeds

my garden is in Riverdale, Toronto; my spinach plants have now spiked into flowers/seeds. The plants are between 6 and 24 inches tall. When is the best time to harvest these seeds? When harvesting, do I pull the whole plant…

When to plant seeds

Hello! I want to plant French bean seeds as well as orange cosmos seeds in my Zone 5 (Toronto) garden. Is it too early to plant them given the unseasonally cool weather we’re having? Is there a temperature that I…

Allium Bulbs Not Emerging

I planted two types of allium bulbs in my raised garden last fall (zone 5b). All of the nine Purple Sensation Alliums have emerged (about 3 weeks ago in April), but none of the Red Mohican Alliums which were planted…

Calla Lily

I’m pretty new at gardening, I bought “Akela” Calla Lily Bulbs from Canadian Tire…I LOVE the colour…I planted them and totally ruined the bulbs within a couple of days. There are no more left at Canadian Tire and I really…

Lesser celandine

I’ve been able to identify that it’s fig buttercup (lesser celandine) that is taking over in my garden. Could you please provide information on how to effectively manage and remove this invasive species, including the use of a herbicide if…

Leaves on Garden in Spring

I listened to a gardening program that suggested leaving leaves on the garden in the fall. I have a layer of oak leaves covering most of the garden, with heavy layers near sensitive plants (rhododendron). My garden gets medium sun.…

Early Shooting Dahlias

My dahlia Moonfire is shooting particularly early this year. I do not want to do root cuttings again and do not have the space to put them in more light. What is best for the rhizomes – cut off the…