No flowers on heirloom Black Krim

I’d purchased an heirloom back krim tomato plant at the richmond hills backyard event from the master gardeners end may. Lovely plant- it gets around 6 hours of full direct sun. it is in a 18×18″ square container which is…

Early/late blight, fungas, mildew on tomato plants

Dear Sir/Madam, I have 12 heirloom tomato plants in my community garden in Toronto. They are planted in full sun, properly spaced (35 inches apart) watered properly in soil that is augmented with mushroom/turkey litter compost. I have been planting…

Tomato and cucumber plants

Because the temp is cooler and ground very wet, my tomato plants especially are blooming instead of growing taller. If I pinch out the blossoms will that send nourishment to the roots so the plants will grow taller ? One…

When to plant vegetables

Please tell me when we can plant vegetables on the ground for this year Vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, eggplant cucumber, lettuce, beans Thanks in advance…

Tomato and Pepper plants indoor dieback

Last year when I was starting peppers and tomatoes in an indoor electrically lighted/heated area when I experienced a big yellowing phenomena in primarily tomatoes and peppers. My watermellons also suffered, but I think I started them too early, so…

Tomatoes

I am in Toronto and need help planning my “tomato patch” I have a slightly raised bed in full sun, approx 4′ x 15′ Improved soil and good drainage What is optimum number of (staked) tomatoes What spacing should I…

Getting Rid of Cut Worms

Dear Sir or Madam, I have an allotment garden here in Toronto which I have been tending for over 10 years. I specialize in growing heirloom tomatoes. In the last two years I have noticed some cut worms in my…

Misshapen Carrots

In our community garden plots alot of carrots are misshapen. Our tomato plants also had brown leaves and branches after first fruit although some new growth with tomato came back.…

Local Farm Tomatoes vs Nursery Tomatoes

Hello, I run a junior gardening program for children between 6 and 9 years of age. This year I saw an ad on Kijiji for heirloom tomato plants. My worry is plant diseases. Should I go ahead and buy these…

Tomato seedling propagation

I am new to gardening and I started cherry tomato plants from the seed. This morning, when I went to check on the growth and to water them, I noticed a little rock rolling onto one of my smallest seedlings…