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…

Rhubarb rust

Composted some infected leaves before I knew what it was. Can I use this compost in pots and containers without compromising the health of the plants, and/or spreading the disease…

Shallow soil container gardening

Please name some vegetables I could grow in a shallow (5-6″) container garden. The soil is good, it’s a sunny location, ample water, but it’s not deep and I can’t change this. Are there any vegetables — aside from various…

Tomato plant leaves curling

Hello. I started my tomato plants inside my house about 4 weeks ago. I moved them from under my lamp to beside my patio window to acclimatize them. The leaves started to curl and turn brown. How do I correct/save…

Planting in June

Hi there, I’ve been living overseas for some time and will be back home in Ontario and not working for the whole summer. I’m keen to spend it in my family’s garden at the cottage in Kingston as it’s not…

New garden

My 8 year old daughter is interested in gardening.  I have zero experience gardening but I have encouraged her.  I started her off with seeds and a mini greenhouse. Now things are sprouting and I don’t know how much room…

Back yard garden

I want to start a backyard garden for vegetables and fruits.  I would like to use all of the backyard for growing.  I grew plants last summer in pots and had a tomato plant in the garden soil.  The plant…

Leeks

I live in Scarborough, Ontario, and have a small vegetable garden.  Last year I got a disease in the leeks – they became all mushy and wasted away.  I believe it is due to some bug laying eggs on the…