Hydrangea in containers

Hello, I am buying some hydrangea plugs this coming spring, and I want to plant them in hanging baskets.  I have a well at home and am planning to water them from the well, but the well contains sulfur and…

Balcony Gardening with perennials

Can perennials grow on a balcony in the Bayview Eglinton area? I want to take some bleeding hearts and a few other perennials with me when I move from a house. Thank you.…

Fruit flies or fungus gnats

I live in Manitoba ( zone 3 ) and I have three potted plants ( Hibiscus, Holly and Norfolk Pine ) which were on my deck all summer and have now brought in for the winter. Since bringing them in…

Sweet Potatoes in a container

I began this conversation with Tina Cesaroni on the CBC web chat. I planted sweet potato slips about 3 months ago in a recycling bin and Tina suggested I ask here about curing sweet potatoes. I read about this online…

Using Plastic Containers to Plant Perennials Outside

Hi! I have 5-7 Double Size 7-eleven slurpy plastic cups. I want to use them to grow perennials next year. Of course I will be puncturing holes at the bottom of each cup to allow water to flow freely down…

Dried white beans and basil plants

1. Can I take some dried white beans and just plant them in containers on my balcony and will they produce bean plants?  I am just interested it doing it for decoration. 2. I have just put some basil in…

July raised garden preparation

I am just digging up soil in the corner of my Brampton backyard to get a raised garden started.  The soil is full of roots of weeds of all sizes.  I am not sure how deep I should dig if…

Japanese Beetles

I live in London, Ontario, and the Japanese Beetles discovered the 7 large potted flowers on my balcony a week ago. Since then, they “flock” in around 8:45pm every night for around 30 minutes. So far, my only preventive solution…