Bag planted harvesting of Potatoes

I just want to know how to remove some new baby potatoes from the flap on the bag without disturbing the entire plant. According to the Potato Bag instructions you are supposed to be able to do that. I removed…

My vegetable plants are being eaten

The vegetable plants in the ground and in the post are completely eaten. I have sprayed them with the soap insectiside Bug be Gon to no effect. The leaves are completely eaten and even the stalks. I examined the leaves…

Growing Urban Vegetables: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Space is at a premium in our urban environment, but there can still be room to grow vegetables in containers or raised beds.  Gardeners should think about growing high value vegetables, and ones that taste best when they have just…

Vegetable Seedlings

I plant a vegetable garden yearly. I rely on my local nurseries to provide seedling sales. With covid still around will I have any difficulty finding these seedlings. Namely, tomatoes, peppers , kale, brussel sprouts etc.And would you be able…

Bugs on the Balcony

My husband and I have a thriving little garden on our 8th floor balcony. We are growing tomatoes, cucumber, vining beans, pole beans, radishes, zucchini, kale, and a variety of flowers and herbs. However, this year there has been so…

Vegetable garden – where are the pollinators?

I’ve got a variety of edibles, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and beans, all but some of the tomatoes in containers. They get enough sun, have good leaf growth so far. I am not seeing a lot of fruit, e.g. brandywine tomatoes…

weeds and tomato blight*

I’ve been trying to get rid of weeds  at my backyard garden for the last several years but without any success. This year I have planted my vegetables in the bucket yet the weeds are growing and engulfing the area…