Pollinator Garden: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Embedded in the ground as they are, most flowering plants need help to reproduce. Over 80 percent of flowering plants need pollinators such as birds, bees, butterflies and other animals to develop seed or fruit. Having available pollinators is as…

Juglone and Black Walnut: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Are the tomatoes in your neighbour’s garden doing much better than the ones you planted next to your black walnut tree? The problem may be due to juglone, a chemical naturally produced by the black walnut tree. The largest amount…

Spring Clean-up: A Toronto Master Gardener Guide

Spring clean-up is an annual event. It can begin as soon as the soil is dry enough – it should crumble in your hands, not stick together in clods. This gardening guide lists all of the activities related to cleaning…

Companion Planting: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Companion planting is an effective beneficial practice that organic gardeners can use to grow healthy, vigorous plants. While not scientifically researched, companion planting is based on long-time observations about the benefits of planting certain species in close proximity to others.…