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…

School Garden West Glen J. S.

Hi, We received a WWF grant to start a composting and school garden program. We have done the first part with composting and now have a ready garden bed. Toronto District School Board staff have helped with the design. The…

Cardoon

I saw this large plant that looks like a monster thistle in Kew park and at Centennial park as well. Where can you purchase this plant(I think it’s called cordoon)? It’s awesome looking.…
Golden Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Icterina')

Growing Herbs: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  This gardening guide provides information on the growing requirements for a number of popular herbs. Herbs Parsley Parsley (Petroselinum spp.) is a hardy biennial plant but is best grown as an annual for culinary use. Seeds should be sown…