Poppies

After the flowers die in late spring and the poppy heads dry up with the seeds in them, do next year’s flowers come from these seeds falling to the ground? Or do next year’s flowers come from the small plants…

Growing Guava

Where can I find guava seeds or leaves? I wish to grow the plant.…

Shelf life for seeds?

Recently, a food and wine pairing prompted me think that I need more spice in my life. Tasting a leek or chive stalk, remaining in the garden after I was going to mulch it over, made me reconsider vegetable gardening,…

What to do with very large Wisteria vine?

Hello ! I’m calling to ask what we should do with the hundreds and hundreds of beans hanging off our Wisteria vine?  It’s at least 10 years old, or older, and it produces a huge amount of these mahogany-coloured beans,…

Lupins

I am growing lupin seedlings under lights. When can they be planted out in South East Etobicoke? Can they tolerate light frost like pansies?…

Will old seeds germinate?

I have several packets in a tin of seeds, some of which were quite expensive.  I hate to throw them away.  Some are three to four years old. Any guidelines?…

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…

Balcon Geranium

I notice that you mention the Balcon Princess Geranium in one of your articles. I live in Alberta and have been hunting for them for years without success. Would you happen to know where I might source these – either…

Starting a Garden in Winter

I am a journalism student at Humber College working on an assignment on starting gardens in winter. Can someone provide information on this particularly the benefits of starting in winter? Also, I’ve heard that fruit trees in the GTA are…