Italian plum

I live in the Midwest just south of Chicago tree is in sun majority of the day soil is black dirt with a little clay it’s about 5 to 6 years old the base of trunk is about 5 inch…

Onion Grass

Onion grass is starting to spread, we have been digging out the bulbs. Is there an easier way to rid the lawn of this type of grass? thank you!…

Haskap

What do I need to know to grow happy haskap? I know they need acidic soil, would wood ash help with that? Where is the best place to buy these plants? I want to grow them in a sunny location,…

Safe oil treatment for above ground organic garden

I have a new 10’ X 3’ spruce above ground garden container with 4 inch walls. I want to grow organic vegetables. Is there an oil i could use on the outside of the planter so it doesn’t turn grey?…

Growing Chamomile

Hello. I am very interested in growing the chamomile flower to eventually make chamomile tea. Can you tell me when to plant the seeds and what kind of condition it can grow in. I have areas in my garden with…

Thin black patch on apple tree

Hi I noticed this on a branch of my September ruby apple, I live in Saskatoon. I’m hoping you might be able to identify it and if it needs treating. It’s a thin black layer, almost like mildew, that you…

Potatoes and Sweet potatoes

Hello, How can I encourage an organic potato and sweet potato to grow shoots, so that I can plant it in a pot?…

Herb planter

I have a 28 x 28 inch deep wooden planter on my terrace. It gets full light and has an auto drip system. I love cilantro/basil and parsley to name a few herbs. I have had problems keeping the herbs…

Minimal Vegetable Timeline

For a single person, are mailhouses and garden centre a good source for an easy garden startup for lettuce, and some alternative green product. Can you provide timelines? I’m planning to get a blender to expand my options, and will…

Lemon Tree

Hi everyone. I planted a seed from a lemon 22 years ago and It grew into this incredible 8’ tall lemon tree. It’s my baby and I love it. Every year we bring it out to the backyard and it…