Soil has a layer of sandy-like substance

Hello, I turned over a small part of my garden to prep for transplanting a plant. I found a layer of sandy-like substance. The soil is full of our neighbour’s cedar hedge roots and i have grown lemon balm in…

Earthworms to improve soil

I am interested in knowing where I can purchase earth worms for my garden in the Toronto area. Soil is part clay, sandy. I mixed in some peat moss and topsoil to help but worms seem to be scant.…

Soil condition

I live in North Toronto near Eglinton Park, which used to be a brick yard. The soil in our backyard is clay. We have a number of trees shading the garden and we are the lowest yard so we get…

Growing Medium for Raised Bed

Can you please help me with calculating the amount of soil (and other ingredients) needed to fill 4’x4’ garden bed (12”deep). I am buying 2 of these for my parents to put in their back yard. They will grow mainly…

Shade garden beside cedar hedge

Hello. My climate zone is 6. My soil is sandy loam but part of this garden is over a hard pan. A well drilled nearby informed us of that, along with planting some trees and shrubs 15 years ago. A…

Organic soil

Hi, Can you tell me the best place to purchase organic soil for my vegetable garden? Would you recommend two different types of soils and how best should I go about having it dropped off at my home? Thx.…

What is the best potting soil mixture to use?

HI what is the best potting soil to mixture for my house plants such as geraniums I see that they are not doing too well lately and I just wanted to know what is best for them since they don’t…

Indoor Hibiscus

Hello, I’ve got 30 year old hibiscus plants.  In recent years they appear to be very healthy (lot of green leaves) but rarely a flower.  I rarely fertilize.  They spend the summer months in the outdoors though protected from direct…