Posts tagged "Vegetable Gardening"

Green & Growing Fair This Saturday

If you have never been to the Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory you should make a plan to attend this year. It is the only urban gardening fair in Chicago. It’s part festival, plant sale, social gathering, and a master class on urban and community gardening in Chicago. There are workshops... Read more »

Chicago TomatoFest Tomato Plants on Sale

In a previous post I advised against growing tomatoes from seeds because tomato seedlings would be plentiful during several plant sales around Chicago this spring. If you’re interested in growing heirloom tomatoes and followed my advice, you can buy heirloom tomato seedlings and plants at Provenance Food & Wine and Lush Wine & Spirits. These tomatoes... Read more »

Burpee Home Gardens Giving Away Free Plants on May13th at Union Station

Burpee Home Gardens Giving Away Free Plants on May13th at Union Station
Burpee Home Gardens is giving away free vegetable and herb plants again in Chicago on May 13th, 2011. Racks of vegetable and herb plants will line Riverside Plaza as the a team from Burpee Home Gardens and Lowe’s distribute the plants. Location: Outside the north entrance to Union Station 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago Between... Read more »

Growing Home Inc. Coldframe Workshop This Saturday

The vegetable growing season in Chicago doesn’t have to end just because winter arrives. Growing your own food in Chicago can be more than just growing tomatoes.Your vegetable garden’s harvest can be extended by using hoophouses, cold frame, hot beds and row covers. Growing Home Inc., is holding a workshop this Saturday where these methods... Read more »

My Porch Garden

My Porch Garden
Here’s a picture of my porch garden. I’m growing vegetables, herbs, annuals and houseplants in containers on this little porch out back. The weather is my biggest problem with this container garden because it is full sun, sometimes the heat is unbearable back there. A list of the plants pictured after the jump.  Tomatoes Okra... Read more »

Second Season Vegetable Gardening

Second Season Vegetable Gardening
If you didn’t start a garden this spring and wish you had grown some flowers, herbs or vegetables you still have time. Summer is a good time to start your second season plantings. You can sow seeds directly in the ground now for many leafy greens, root crops and even some flowering annuals.Planting seeds now... Read more »

Garden Book: Grow Your Own Vegetables

Grow Your Own Vegetables by Carol Klein is a good and comprehensive vegetable gardening book. How good is it? I’ve been carrying it around with me all winter, reading passages while riding the CTA, that I forgot to write about it.  I received a few vegetables gardening books to review this year and I think... Read more »

Vegetables and Herbs for a Sunny Garden

Last year when I visited the organic rooftop farm at Uncommon Ground on Devon the farm manager at the time mentioned that growing on the roof posed several challenges. The rooftop farm is exposed to full sun and it gets very hot up there. This year, while planning the garden on the back porch I... Read more »
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