Bacillus thuringiensis

Hello, My sweet potato vine leaves are being eaten alive & very rapidly; I’ve been advised to use more natural methods to control the feasting bugs such as Bacillus Thuringiensis. The manager at a major nursery here in Toronto hasn’t…

Sweet Potato Vines Leaves Are Being Eaten Alive

Hello, I planted some sweet potato vines in my mom’s front yard just recently; less than a week later some of the leaves had many small holes in them. My mom & I are pretty disturbed by this because it’s…

Sweet potato vine problem

All the sweet potato vines in my hanging baskets seem to be suffering from the same problem – the edges and veins of the leaves are turning purple, and now holes are starting to appear as well. What’s wrong?  They…

Sweet potato vine tubers — can they be used?

I just removed a sweet potato vine from a planter and noticed that there are many small tubers underneath. Can one hold these tubers over the winter and start new plants in the spring?…

Annuals for Shade: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  An annual plant is one that completes its life cycle from seed to plant to bloom and back to seed again in one season. Annual flowers are often bright, colourful and very floriferous. In this way, they attract pollinating…