Brown Rust Spots on Bush Bean Plant

Hi there, I have a three bush bean plants growing in a container. They were initially in their own individual smaller containers but I moved them to larger pot after a while. They were extremely root bound by the time…

Planting and Harvesting Vegetables and Squirrels

This is my first season in Toronto and I am about to start a small vegetable garden. I have sown beets and I am about to plant zucchini squash starters but I am worried about the squirrels. They seem to…

Dandelion Season: Taraxacum officinale

I can’t believe I’m asking about something that was part of my Mediterranean diet, when this plant was sought during family outings, but I will ask anyway. What season does the dandelion begin to grow and end, since I want…

Planters for vegetables

I have giant wooden planters we built around the edges of our deck last year. We filled them with potting soil and grew some herbs and vegetables. I am wondering if there is anything I need to do to prep…

Container Broccoli Problem

Hi there! I just recently discovered this resource and am very impressed – thanks for all the guidance! I have just started doing some serious container gardening this year, always been interested but never had the space until now. I’ve…

Golden plum trees

Hello, Is there a nursery near north Toronto that sells golden plum trees? I am looking for a 50th anniversary gift for a lovely Italian couple who has an extensive fruit and veg garden. Thanks…

Bay Laurel

We have a Bay Laurel that has grown rapidly in our kitchen window, under a growlight. This variety grows long, straight stems and the longest is approaching 28″. Two questions: will Bay Laurel grow outside (planted in the ground) in…

Pear Tree

We live near London, Ontario.  We have a large Bosc pear tree that was already in the yard when we moved in 12 years ago.  The fruit the tree bears is deformed or has dimples with a woody piece under…

When to Plant Onion Sets?

I have a garden at the Leslie Street Allotment Gardens in Toronto. It has raised beds. Can you advise when is the earliest I could plant “onion sets”? Each year I start looking to buy the sets in late March…

Replace Six Year Old Strawberry Plants?

Hello, last year’s strawberry plants were not that productive. I believe they are an everbearing variety. They are situated in full sun. Should strawberry plants be replaced every few years. And if so, which type would you recommend for a…