High Soil Analyses Readings, Poorer Yields

We have a vegetable garden which was started in 2010. The soil is very shallow, shale bedrock only 4 or 5 inches below. We made raised beds with good organic loam, 10 inches and have added large amounts of composted…

Poor Veg Garden

I wrote last year concerning very poor harvest – literally a few tomatoes and zucchini and 75% of tomato plants died with a month. The answer suggested I may have planted too early and not watered enough. However, I have…

Edible Plants grown around creosote-treated hydro pole

I have butternut squash vines growing right up against a wood hydro pole that has been treated with creosote. The plants have done extremely well and there are about 6 ripe squash ready to pick. Are these edible even though…

Horseradish

Horseradish is a beautiful plant as well as delicious but it’s under soil creeping roots have new plant shooting up in neighbouring plant beds as well as overtaken the garden space. I am seeking a method to eliminate the horseradish…

Grapes tree/vine

Hello, we have a tree that borders a swamp near the Peterborough area. There is a tree approx 20 ft high and then vines that run along a fence line. Are these grapes edible? Have other photos if you want…

When to plant perennials

Hi, With Fall here, I think I’m supposed to be planting perennials that will then be in the ground ready for Spring. Is this correct? I’m completely confused; there’s so much information out there but so much of it is…

Morning glory with pole beans?

Can the pole bean (Kentucky Wonder) and morning glory plants grow together? Will one choke the other out or are there other cross pollination issues to consider?        …

Cucumbers

I planted 4 cucumber plants in early June. They are growing vertically. There has been many many yellow flowers for quite some time now but not one of the plants have yet to produce a cucumber. WHY ?…

Starting Beet Seeds

I have some beet seeds I’d like to plant. Should I start them inside first?  …

Full Sun patch for bees

I have a 3ft by 8ft patch in my side yard with full sun exposure (no neighbour on that side) and a brick wall as backing. It was used as a veggie patch but we are away in the summer…