Unseasonable Heat Wave Ripens Last of Summer Crops

It may officially be fall, but for the past week Chicago has been experiencing a record-breaking heat wave.

So is the late heat good or bad for your gardens? We ask organic gardener Jeanne Nolan.


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Aug. 16: The founder of The Organic Gardener says she always felt a strong connection to nature. “My garden is really a big part of where I like to spend my time and to feed my soul,” she said.


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