Cactus with a yellowing base

HI There, I was given this cactus about 4 years ago and have done my best to care for it but I am very limited in my knowledge about plants. I try not to water too much (once a month…

East York Back Lawn

Can I eliminate the lawn by just using black landscape fabric over it and bags of mulch? What low lying evergreens, that take minimal care, would you suggest as I am away a lot. Soil is essentially clay.…

Use of Aspirin for Tomatoes

Some gardeners recommend using aspirin when growing tomatoes. I would like to know whether it is safe. What are the benefits of using aspirin? How much should it be diluted? How often should aspirin be applied? Thanks so much for…

Earthworm counts

I would like to do a simple DIY soil earth worm counts in my vegetable garden beds. What is the best time in the year to do this test? what should the temperature of the soil be when performing this…

Monstera Yellow Leaves and Black Spots

My monstera is right by my north facing window where it gets just enough light but no direct light. I’ve had it for about a year and it’s been doing great with a lot of new growth! I recently decided…

Vegetable garden soil

Should I add sand to an existing veggie garden bed? Some recommend peat moss, sheep manure and compost. What is the best ratio? What type of ingredients should I add to a new veggie bed? What is the best ratio?…

Pergola vine

I am looking for vine for my pergola. Location is full sun.…

Best place to buy seeds

My nephew past away and I am looking at making paper seed hearts (recycled paper shaped in hearts with seeds added to paper pulp) for my brother and sister in law to give as thank yous etc. I am wondering…

Seed Germination

Looking to try gibberellic acid as a promoter of better and quicker seed germination. I see it offered in a number of on-line places, in various quantities, at various concentrations. I know, from a response here, that Ontario isn’t keen…

Wisteria –

Hello, I have a beautiful, very healthy wisteria, however in 13 years it has never bloomed! I am so disappointed as I know how stunning the flowers are. Do you have any suggestions on how to get her to flower.…