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…

Who Can Grow and Store my Veggies

I have found some land to grow my food, but it is in Shelburn area and I am in Toronto. It would be expensive in gas and time to travel to the garden. I would also not have a large…

Gardening supplies

Hello, Every year I grow vegetables in my backyard. I would much appreciate if could provide some information from where should I buy cheaper soil and eventually seeds. The big stores( Home Depot, Lowe’s) sell but I found everything is…

Beginning Plants

I’m very new to gardening.  I live in the city and I’d like to start with some easy houseplants, also some easy vegetables.  Any suggestions?  Any books that are great for first timers?…

Condo Balcony Garden.

Hello Master Gardener. I attempted to plant a balcony garden last year and I failed. Below is the link to the planter I bought and I attached two pictures. https://www.lowes.ca/planters/leisure-season-rpb6107-raised-planter-box_g1477612.html I completely overestimated how many plants I could put in…

Cross breeding a poisonous and non poisonous plant

Hi there! I was wondering what would happen if I crossbred, for example, a cherry tomato plant with a nightshade plant etc. Would the outcome be a non poisonous plant or a poisonous plant? I’m quite interested in the result,…

Starting an indoor vertical garden

I’d like to start a vertical garden in my apartment.  Ideally I would like edible plants.  I will be using a wall in my kitchen that faces south (but there is a house that blocks the sun most of the…

Poisonous flowers

I would like to know if Peony flowers are poisonous. Would it be just the stem or the flowers? Could a peony go on a cake?…

Pruning Apple Tree

I have a 35 year old apple tree.When should I prune the tree, early spring or late winter?  …

Winter garden

I have just built a netzero house with a winter garden. I want to populate it with dwarfed trees and edible plants and veggies . Please have a look at netzerobuild.ca. This is a 1000 foot winter garden that never…