Eggplant

Good morning, I started a garden (on my deck) for the first time and don’t know how to solve pest problems or where to buy them. I live in Etobicoke and will be very grateful if you can help me…

Fertilizing Container Vegetables

I’m experimenting with growing vegetables in containers this year – tomatoes, sweet peppers, lemon cucumbers, scarlet runner beans. I made my own potting soil using peat moss, perlite, and a little pit of compost along with some slow release fertilizers…

Spring care of Junipers

Caring for juniper trees and shrubs in the spring When this spring do I remove the burlap I have put around juniper trees and shrubs and when do I fertilize these junipers? I have also been given conflicting info about…

Fertilizing emerald cedar trees

I planted 140 emerald trees in 2014 Easter- long weekend. This year I was told to fertilize and use 30-10-10. My question is what is better the water solution fertilizer or the granules. I do not want to over fertilize. …

Enhancing soil with compost

Each year, I apply (work in) well composted sheep manure around my mother’s plants. I also apply cedar mulch. I have been doing that for 7 years since I redesigned my mother’s garden. Is that enough nourishment for my plants?…

rabbit dirt

We have rabbits from time to time, and they eat away at plants, but this year after a long winter we have so much rabbit dirt in our flower beds. Is this harmful to soil and how can we avoid…