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…

Seeding planting indoors

I am a teacher and would like to show the process of growing seeds to blooming flowers indoor. Please advise the best choice of seeds that I can show to the students.…

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…

Collection of annual seeds?

I live in the Colborne area of Ontario – zone 4/5 and would like to save seeds from my columbines and different poppies which seed themselves where they want to!! But I would like to have them come up where…

Seed id – Aquilegia

My daughter got this package of seeds from a Cabbagetown garden tour. She doesn’t remember what they are and I was wondering if you knew what they are and what to do with them. Thanks for your help

Growing from seeds indoors

I planted several varieties of perennial flower seeds indoors in containers containing sphagnum. Some seeds have reached the true leaf stage and I now want to transfer them to potting up pots made of biodegradable material. Should I use sphagnum…

Tomato seed issues

When my mom died I inherited her seeds, including ones for an unknown variety of beefsteak tomatoes that she and my dad had grown for years. These are seeds she had saved. I have no idea what could have happened…