Overseeding lawn

Hello, I’m planning to overseed our lawn. It has quite a few bare spots from mismanagement and neglect. I’m planning to do the following: 1)Mow the lawn and collect the cuttings 2)Rake and dethatch. 3)Aerate 4)Apply top soil 5)Seed 6)Water…

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…

Composting

Southeast Etobicoke here again. I understand now that I should have composted in the fall. But the gardens haven’t been composted in 3 or 4 years. They badly need it. How much can I put on over the perennials and…

Looking to buy some plant seeds

Hi there. I was just wondering where I would be able to find some daucus carota seeds in Toronto. Your help would be most appreciated. Thank you so much.…

Growing native primulas

I have grown Primula laurentiana and Primula mistassinica from seed and have several plants of both to locate in my garden. This is where I need help. Are their pH requirements about the same? How much sun exposure and need…

End of tomato season

Hello, I live in Leslieville, downtown Toronto and have a small garden with tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins. The garden gets full sun from late morning until sundown. I am wondering if I should begin to remove new flowers from the…

Adding Soil Around Large Trees

I am a volunteer gardener with the St. Mary’s Cathedral in the archdiocese of Kingston.  We have 8 large and very old trees on the site we maintain and have been adding soil around the trees in order to plant…

Tomato growing

Hi I currently have three tomato plants and all they do is grow stalks. Two plants have turned brown. I should mention I grow them on a balcony So my questions are: How long does it take for tomatoes to…

Brown dahlia leaves

I have been growing Dahlias indoors (planted a few weeks ago) for planting outdoors in late May. They were planted in a standard potting soil and sit near a west facing window that gets about a half a day of…