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Get Your Garden Set for Spring Planting

After a mild winter, spring is springing in Chicago and it’s time to get back into the garden. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan is joining us for a new season of growing in the Chicago Tonight garden. 

This year, we’re focusing on popular, tried-and-true crops that reliably yield plenty of veggies for a summer’s worth of snacking – but before we get growing, we’ll talk about how to get the garden back into shape for the new season, from aerating the soil to amending it. 

And if you’ve decided to dig into gardening for the first time this season, find everything you need to get started here.

Viewers will once again have the say in what we grow for 2017 – below, vote for the lettuces and radishes we’ll plant on May 9.

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How to Start a Garden

Not sure how to start your garden? With help from Jeanne Nolan and her team, we will guide you through the process from selecting a site for your garden to staking crops and everything in between.

Strategies for Container Gardening

If you’re one of the many Chicagoans living in an apartment or condo with limited outdoor space, growing your own food can seem like a challenge – but, Jeanne Nolan says, anything you can grow in the ground can be grown in a container with just a few adjustments.

Need Garden Help?

Ask Jeanne Nolan and The Organic Gardener crew.