Growing Redbud from seed

So, I’ve harvested some of the seed pods and finally decided to google the issue and most sites are recommending refrigerating the seeds at 41degrees F for 6 weeks. Can I freeze them? Should the seeds be in a medium…

Gladiolas corms

I purchased a box of gladiola corns (?) and planted them them in early June in full sun in a large container, just as I had done in previous years. This is a 3b climactic zone. The soil is a…

Lilly Tree

hello I recently came across a statement that seems to be an oxymoron…what is a lilly tree?… is there even such a thing, particularly in relation to asiatic lilies? thanks your response…

Calla Lillies

A friend just gave me a ‘black’ calla lily plant. Can it be planted outdoors? Will it survive the winter in Thornhill?…

Garlic Disease

I, and my neighbours are having trouble with our garlic this year. We are located is south east Toronto, Leslieville. The picture 1 attached is of a garlic that was planted using a clove from last year’s harvest and has…

Replanting grape hyacinth bulbs

I recently dug up grape hyacinth bulbs. Can I replant them now or do I need to wait until Fall. Thank you in advance for your help.…

Rabbits ate the tips of my tulip bulbs

I planted tulip bulbs in fall 2018. This spring I saw them start growing and have about 3″ of growth when rabbits or something chewed off all growth. The bulbs still grew about another 3″ and the rabbits chewed off…

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…