Herbs on balcony in August

I live in an apartment in East York Toronto. Our balcony faces west and gets sun after 3 p.m. during summer. In winter there’s hardly any direct sunlight. My question is: 1) Is it too late to plant a coriander…

How to Grow Mint: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Mint (Mentha spp). Mint is a perennial herb that is hardy to Zone 5 or lower. Mint is grown for its leaves, which are used to make mint teas as well as many cooked dishes. There are several different varieties,…

Raising garden beds with current native plants

I  have a bed which we dug 2 years ago, and added Anise Hyssop,  Pearly Everlasting and Virginia Mountain Mint.  All of which are doing very well, but the soil in the bed has subsided, and is now 4 ”…

Growing mint in a pot in the ground

I live in Toronto. I’ve been reading online and watching some videos that recommend that we plant mint in a pot and then put the pot in the ground to stop the mint from spreading. I like the idea but…

Indoor mint and sage – leaves turning black

My mint growing by the window in my sunroom (facing west) started having leaves turning black (looked burnt and dry like charcoal) on the tip. I tried watering more but it didn’t seem to change.  Actually, something similar is happening…