tomato and zuchini crop failures

Hello, I have a 22 year old south facing veg garden about 20 x 5′. I add 4 bags of sheep manure every spring and plant tomatoes, zucchini, lettuces, eggplant, herbs, etc., and rotate the tomatoes each year. For the…

Cherry tree pruning

So I have these two small cherry trees that I planted, into a very small garden, when we bought our house over a decade ago. With the idea to try my hand at espalier. (Yes, I know, not one of…

Inground pests destroying garlic cloves

One of the items grown in my Toronto garden are garlic cloves. The last few years there is a worm (?), about the diameter of two needles, that eats the garlic leaving a brownish stain on the cloves. Eventually it…

Wilted leaves on tomato plant with brown patches

I have an organic heirloom yellow taxi tomato that has developed yellowing on the leaves, with brown spots in the parts that are yellowed. The leaves also seem to be curled down and are contained to the bottom half of…

Bio weed and feed

There are tons of weed on my vegetable patch, and our backyard is infested with mosquito for me to work outside long enough to do too much weed pulling. is it safe to use lawncare product, Bio weed and feed…

Mystery plant

Please help me to identify this plant.  I live in southwestern Ontario.  I have scoured the internet but cannot find this plant anywhere.  See attached picture.  …

Growing onions from seed

Hello,  I live in Owen sound, and have a vegetable garden. I’ve grown bulb onions for several years, and this year would like to collect the black onion seeds, and hopefully start them from seed next year. How do I…

July raised garden preparation

I am just digging up soil in the corner of my Brampton backyard to get a raised garden started.  The soil is full of roots of weeds of all sizes.  I am not sure how deep I should dig if…

Germination of Tiger Nuts

How do I germinate tiger nuts and can they be grown hydroponically? Saw a Toronto Botanical Garden video on You tube  in which Paul Zammit discussed growing Tiger Nuts, as part of a world plants series.…

Scaly bugs in my planter boxes

Please help! For the past ten years, I’ve been growing herbs in planter boxes built into my deck. The boxes are metal, about 8 inches deep, and set into a wood frame on the deck. For a decade I’ve grown…