Compost, manure + mulch

We own a farm, near Nobleton, Ontario. We have access to large quantities of materials to make our own compost. We use fruit and vegetable and plants materials only (never egg shell, or meat scraps), as well as yard waste, …

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…

Lettuce not doing so well

Hello, I live in Toronto and my lettuce has started to turn an unhealthy color. Is this tip burn or something worse?  

Growing peppers

I grow beautiful bell peppers, shepherd peppers and chilli peppers. Unfortunately when I cut them open they are full of worms. This is heartbreaking. Is there some kind os spray that I can use to prevent or eliminate the infestation…

Fruit Trees

We have a plum tree,a wild and sweet cherry tree,and recently purchased a pear tree.I do not want to spray the trees with any insecticide.Is there anything else I can do to help keep the fruit from getting all buggy?Appreciate…

Tomatoes growing season

Hi, I live in Woodbridge , I planted romaine tomato’s seeds indoor. Now that they are seedlings, when and how should I transplant them,I also want to grow carrots, when should I sow Them and how deep. Thx , take…

Optimal conditions to grow watermelons

I would like to grow watermelons in my backyard this summer. What can I do to ensure they have the best chance of growing? What type of soil is best? Direct sunlight, partial, or shade? Lots of water or only…