Dwarf curly kale problems

Hi, I planted dwarf curly kale in a container (on our deck). a) I wondered why the leaves are such a pale green and not a robust dark green b) the very edges of the curly leaves sometimes turn a…

tomato fruits getting smaller

My tomato fruits are pretty big at the bottom, but they become smaller and smaller on the upper parts of the plants. I would like to know why and how to grow bigger fruits. Also How many fruits/cluster should be…

Planting allium seeds

Could I plant allium seeds in the fall? How deep should they be planted? Will they flower next spring?…

Hand pollination

I was wondering if zucchini needs to be hand pollinated. Do zucchini grow better when hand pollinated. How long does female flowers open? What time of the day do they start to open? Would you share any tips in terms…

The leaves of tomato seedlings are yellowing

The leaves of my tomato seedlings are yellowing. What might cause the problem? How to solve the problem. Can I transplant them now or should I leave them in the pot until they become stronger . Thank you.…

Cherry tomatoes

When is it safe to plant cherry tomato seedlings in the ground in Toronto?…

Reuse Outdoor Container Soil for Vegetables

Hi there. I’d like to know if there is a way to safely reuse outdoor container soil. Last year we grew a number of vegetables in containers in our small greenhouse and around the backyard. The soil was purchased in…

Vegetable garden soil

Should I add sand to an existing veggie garden bed? Some recommend peat moss, sheep manure and compost. What is the best ratio? What type of ingredients should I add to a new veggie bed? What is the best ratio?…

Vegetable garden and Manure Use

We have a delightful vegetable garden. Each year I add compost and peat moss and then rototill it all in before planting . I am thinking of adding some well rotted cow manure, which I can pick up from a…