Converting sandbox into a vegetable garden

I would like to convert my son’s old built-in sandbox into a vegetable garden. It is located in a part of our backyard where it gets a lot of sun each day. It was built with plywood at the bottom.…

April Showers Invigorate my Green Thumb

It looks like it might be rainy for April, in West End Toronto. What activities, if a gardener doesn’t mind wearing rain gear while outside, can one carry out while it’s raining? I find rain invigorating, but I know from…

Drainage

Is there a way to add some kind of drainage to a low spot in our lawn, right beside a patio and a sidewalk. We cannot build up the area so it would have to be underground I think. It…

Repotting bamboo plants in soilless mix

I have some inside bamboo – not sure if it is true bamboo – probably ‘lucky’ bamboo? At the Home Show, the master gardener said to use a soil-less potting mix. I have been looking all over for this, without…

Soil Analysis

Hello, Please let me know where soil analysis is done near Mississauga. My lawn is weed infested, and I would like to know what kind of amendments are required. Also, what is the right way to collect a soil sample?…

Dolomitic Limestone as Salt De-icer Alternative

I’ve used dolomitic limestone in place of salt, since I remember that it can add traction, but isn’t as toxic as salt around gardens on ice. Should I worry about the ph at all, or will it be greatly diluted…

Repotting Huge Jade

I have to repot my huge jade plant, can you give me some tips? Current pot is 14 inches, should I go to a 16 inch pot or larger? What kind of soil should I use?…

Too much Water in a water table?

I noticed that the foundation in my garage is cracking over years, including puddling. Could over-watering a garden contribute to this, when that water is not absorbed by the soil of the garden and plants? If the water table is…