Need help? Find it fast

Need help finding information on our site? Find it fast here! We also have timely advice on Facebook and Instagram with advice on what's happening now in Prairie gardens. Still have questions? Submit your question to Gardenline (below) during the growing season.

Search our site

Trying to find information on our Gardening at USask site and can't find it? Use the search box below. Please note that this will only search Gardening at USask, so if you need to find information on degree programs or other University related information, you will need to visit www.usask.ca.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

Our Gardening at USask Facebook and Instagram page post multiple times a week on topics that are important, right now, to your garden. If you are having an issue with an insect, disease, or plant odds are good other people are too. In addition to timely information, we also keep you up to date on new research, coming events, upcoming courses, and hort job opportunities. Check us out to see if we have something posted to help you or search our feed by clicking the magnifying glass.

Do you have a question? Ask Gardenline

Gardenline is a free help service offered by the Plant Sciences department at USask. We specialize in educating home gardeners about all aspects of home gardening (especially growing food) on the Canadian prairies and far north.
  • All of our advice is pesticide-free.
  • We do not do home visits or garden design.
  • The University of Saskatchewan is closed to the public due to covid, so we are not available for in-person consultations and cannot accept plant or insect samples by mail.
  • We will reply to you either by email or by phone, whichever you prefer. Texting is not available.
  • We do not do lab analysis (water, disease or soil tests) here but can refer you to a lab.
  • Requests are answered in the order they are received. It may take several business days to reply to your question, depending on the volume of requests. We appreciate your patience!

Gardenline is open May 1 - September 30. We are no longer taking questions for this season and look forward to seeing you next year!

Every question you send to Gardenline must include a significant amount of information.

How we use your information:

  • Your personal information such as your name, contact information and location is never shared with anyone.
  • Your location information is required because location matters when it comes to plant diagnosis, plant or insect identification, plant recommendations and many other aspects of gardening.
  • We use aggregate information about location for program planning and funding purposes. This aggregate information is never linked to individuals.
Once we have your information about your problem, we will contact you for photos.

You will not be able to submit photos when you submit your question. If we need photos, we will contact you by email with instructions about how to send them.

Photos are extremely helpful. Tips for submitting good photos:

  • Use high resolution photos so that we can zoom in to see detail. (maximum size of 5MB each)
  • Photos should be in focus.
  • Send a maximum of 5 photos.
  • For small subjects such as insects or native plants, it helps to include an object in the photo such as a ruler, coin or pen to give an indication of scale.
Gardenline is open May 1 - September 30. We are no longer taking questions for this season and look forward to seeing you next year!