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Grow Plants Year Round with a Moving Game

  It's finally gardening season! I started a garden for the first time last year, and it grew to 26 potted plants growing on my balcony. I moved some inside for winter and a handful of the ones that ...

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How to Grow Horseradish

  I love the pungency of horseradish but have found that here in America, we limit ourselves in our culinary uses of it. I think some of these limits stem from the fact that we haven’t had a lot of ...

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Oh Shoot! How to Grow Your Own Microgreens

  I love gardening during the spring and summer, but like most Chicagoans and other city dwellers, I don't have a backyard. So I turn to my sunniest windows for herbs, tomatoes and other edible ...

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April Snowstorms: How does your Garden Grow?

Around this time each year, I get a little stir crazy when I look outside. I either see bare and dirty brown ground or a blanket of white covering. Neither is good for my garden.

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The Dog Days of Summer

Here is a hot little story that hopefully, not too many of you can relate to. The Chopping Block has a plot of soil in the local community garden in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Our employees ...

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