School Gardening Project

Hi I currently have a garden project where I get the feedback from an expert gardener. I am in zone 6a, it is fairly sunny where I am. I would appreciate any sort of feedback that you experts have to…

Hoop Tunnels

I recently built several hoop tunnels over my vegetable bed but I am not exactly sure how to grow things inside. I was wondering what type of vegetables should be planted first inside. How often should the plastic be opened…

Cucumber beetle

Last year, my cucumbers were attacked by cucumber beetles and they all died. I was wondering if I should stop growing cucumbers this year. Are there any ways to prevent this problem from happening ahead of the planting season? Are…

Soil for raised vegetable bed

What type of soil would you recommend for raised vegetable beds ( both existing and new bed) using traditional growing methods? I would like try square foot gardening technique . What type of soil would you recommend? I would also…

Use of Aspirin for Tomatoes

Some gardeners recommend using aspirin when growing tomatoes. I would like to know whether it is safe. What are the benefits of using aspirin? How much should it be diluted? How often should aspirin be applied? Thanks so much for…

Lemon plant

Hello, I have a 3 years old Lemon plant that I grow from seeds. Some white thing ( like spider nest) appeared on branches and some sticky drops ( honey like) also can be seen on leaves. Please kindly let…

Reuse Outdoor Container Soil for Vegetables

Hi there. I’d like to know if there is a way to safely reuse outdoor container soil. Last year we grew a number of vegetables in containers in our small greenhouse and around the backyard. The soil was purchased in…

Vegetable garden soil

Should I add sand to an existing veggie garden bed? Some recommend peat moss, sheep manure and compost. What is the best ratio? What type of ingredients should I add to a new veggie bed? What is the best ratio?…

Lawn into Garden with Wood Chips

Good Morning, I have the opportunity to garden on my neighbors lawn this year. The area is 30×25, so I am planning on having 5×30 inch beds separated by walkways. The only problem is that I just got permission now,…