What’s Bugging...

If you’re planting in your garden, you may have come across a few things with legs, lots of legs! Or maybe you’ve seen some of the damage they can do. Here’s what is popping up in our plots this week, and what to do about them: Pill bugs – These beneficial isopods help break down the organic...

Chives!

Do you have chives in your garden? It’s harvest time! Chives are a member of the onion (allium) family and grow perennially (they come back year-to-year). Often chives are one of the first signs of spring as they can tolerate cold weather and, if you planted them last year,...

Apart Pizza Luv Fest

    We love pizza! Our hard working block captains recently enjoyed some Apart Pizza at a meeting as we discussed the AWESOME fundraiser Apart is helping us with on Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13… 15% of proceeds those days will go to Peterson Garden Project. If you love...

Good Start for Seedl...

Transplanting seedlings can be a bit of a shock for young plants, but you can ease the transition to your garden by keeping them outside, but in their pots for a few days. This will help the seedlings adjust to brighter outdoor light, stronger wind, and temperature fluctuations while they are...

What We’re Planting NOW

It’s the end of April and it’s finally warming up a little in Chicago. Now that the nighttime temperatures are steadily above 40F, it’s time to plant some cool-weather crops. These plants can handle temperatures that dip into the 40s, but really prefer 60 degrees or higher like the rest of us! If you’re one of our “Grewbies” (growing newbies) and you’ve taken one of our online garden planning classes OR done your homework for Grewbie 101 then you’ll recognize the diagram associated with this post. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, visit Gardeners.com and try out their amazing Kitchen...