Mystery plant

Please help me to identify this plant.  I live in southwestern Ontario.  I have scoured the internet but cannot find this plant anywhere.  See attached picture.  …

Growing onions from seed

Hello,  I live in Owen sound, and have a vegetable garden. I’ve grown bulb onions for several years, and this year would like to collect the black onion seeds, and hopefully start them from seed next year. How do I…

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…

Germination of Tiger Nuts

How do I germinate tiger nuts and can they be grown hydroponically? Saw a Toronto Botanical Garden video on You tube  in which Paul Zammit discussed growing Tiger Nuts, as part of a world plants series.…

Scaly bugs in my planter boxes

Please help! For the past ten years, I’ve been growing herbs in planter boxes built into my deck. The boxes are metal, about 8 inches deep, and set into a wood frame on the deck. For a decade I’ve grown…

Tomato stems

I’m new to vegetable gardening and I’ve planted some tomato plants in pots in the backyard in full sun. I’ve grown them from seeds that I saved from heirloom tomatoes from last year. The soil is new potting soil mixed…

What is wrong with my peppers?

I live in Ottawa and have three pepper plants planted in a square foot garden (they have plenty of peat and compost). I planted them two weeks ago and they have seemed to have adapted well. Today, the upper leaves…

Raspberry Joan J

Hi, Is there any Joan J raspberry available in Ontario and particularly in Toronto? I could not find any. Thanks.…

Rapini

Hello, I want to plant rapini in my home garden but can’t seem to find too much information about companion planting and crop rotation for this vegetable. I think rapini is from the same family as broccoli. Do the same…

Vegetables

For two years, I have had trouble with bush beans and last year there was also trouble with tomatoes. The leaves on the beans turned yellow, then brown and then fell off. The tomato leaves turned brown and fell and…