Mold in bag of plant soil

I left a bag of potting soil in the sun for a month.  When I opened it there was mold on the soil.  Is it still safe to use the soil for houseplants?…

Soil Test

First timer. Plan to start a vegetable garden. In your ‘Basic Vegetable garden’ seminar, I was convinced to do a soil testing. Should I do the test using some kit available in hardware store or dig up 300g soil and…

New garden

My 8 year old daughter is interested in gardening.  I have zero experience gardening but I have encouraged her.  I started her off with seeds and a mini greenhouse. Now things are sprouting and I don’t know how much room…

Back yard garden

I want to start a backyard garden for vegetables and fruits.  I would like to use all of the backyard for growing.  I grew plants last summer in pots and had a tomato plant in the garden soil.  The plant…

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…

Winter weed control

Hi, we moved to a new house in December. The back and front yard has nothing other than weeds and seems nothing was even planted before. Also the soil doesn’t look great. I want to remove all the weed and…

Hydrangea in containers

Hello, I am buying some hydrangea plugs this coming spring, and I want to plant them in hanging baskets.  I have a well at home and am planning to water them from the well, but the well contains sulfur and…

Container Gardening

Hi there, I am filling 5 large planters that are built into my ipe wood deck and am in need of some advice since I’ve never done this before. All the planters are lined with styrofoam and pvc pond liner.…

Weed suppresion

We are in Oshawa. We have several good sized perennial beds with decent loamy soil – well amended. They got a little out of control last summer, largely because I was away during prime gardening season. This year we dug…

Using Plastic Containers to Plant Perennials Outside

Hi! I have 5-7 Double Size 7-eleven slurpy plastic cups. I want to use them to grow perennials next year. Of course I will be puncturing holes at the bottom of each cup to allow water to flow freely down…