Monthly Archives: April 2015

When to plant

Years of experience and plantings have taught me to plant seeds and seedlings by soil temperature, not by the calendar. Planting while the ground is still too cold causes the seed to sit dormant until it warms up enough to … Continue reading

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Spring at last!

Now that the only snow appears in little pockets on northern exposures, it’s safe to say spring has finally arrived on┬áChicago’s Southside. The crocus are blooming and many little greenish nibs are protruding through dried leaves. And those leaves are … Continue reading

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