Monthly Archives: April 2013

Spring Garden Fairs

These are the garden fairs I always attend — and highly recommend — when in the market for vegetable seedlings and plants because I know I will find good, healthy, productive seedlings: 4 May, 11:00am – 4:00pm: Garfield Conservancy annual seedling … Continue reading

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Don’t treat your soil like dirt

Last week, we replenished the soil at some of the kitchen gardens I plant for my clients with cow manure compost from Lake Street Landscaping Supply. (I’ve also used the Resource Center for rich compost.)  As I’ve written about before, … Continue reading

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Zone planning and planting

New zoning in Chicago is causing controversy in communities. Here I set out my own garden zoning framework. When I design new gardens in the spring, I divide garden plots into zones. These zones are based on: the frequency of … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Greg Hammond 13 October 1960 – 1 April 2013

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