Can I reuse my container soil?

I grow marigolds every year on my balcony from seed I collect each summer.  Last year, the marigolds had a lot of brown bugs.  Can I reuse the soil in these pots for my marigolds this year or will the…

Nothing grows under our silver maple

Hello, we live in Milton, ON where we have a good sized backyard with most areas receiving sun. We grow a lot of vegetables and berries with a lot of success. That said, in one corner of our yard, encompassing…

Where can I find seeds for this vine?

A gardener at Rosetta Maclain identified a burgundy leafed vine as “Mina Lobeta” and said the city grows them from seed in their greenhouse. Where can I get some seeds?…

Trailing plants for high Container?

So I have a container on the second floor and I was thinking it would look really cool if I had flowers hanging almost all the way down from it. If I put the 8 foot long type of sweet…

Frost hardiness of herbs and sunflowers

1. how long can  sunflowers be left before picking in order to avoid their being killed by frost. 2. how senstive are basil and thyme – when to bring inside.               1.…

Poppy seeds

I live in northern Ontario and have some lovely poppies. I plan on moving to southern Ontaro next spring, and would like to takes some seeds with me. It is time to collect them…but then, what do I do. I…

Does this Coleus exist in our space/time continuum?

Hello, I have grown to love Coleus plants the past few years mainly due to their great performance in shade and all the new varieties becoming available. I found this fantastic Coleus image attached, around the Web but with no…

Growing from seeds

Very accidentally I got my hands on the following seeds: annuals, alpine strawberries and deciduous shrubs. Is my best course of action to grow them inside till the spring?…

Flowering annuals for windy sw balcony?

Unfortunately I missed your sessions on balcony gardening. Could you please advise what types of flowers would be most likely to succeed on a small balcony near Islington and Bloor. My concern is that we frequently experience high gusty winds,…