Archive for January, 2011
As the cold winds blow and the snow flies (again), it is the perfect time to plan your spring and summer gardens with the Kitchen Garden Seeds catalog. Make a wish list of the vegetables and herbs that you would like to grow. Think about what you
Save money by making your own mix
Making seed-starting soil is easy, fun, and less expensive than purchasing a premade mix. First, put two parts compressed, peat-based soilless potting soil, like Fafard #2 or Metromix, in a trug or wheelbarrow.
One of the most noticeable characteristics of this bright member of the crow family is the noise it makes. And blue jays have quite a repertoire of calls. In addition to the alarm call (the jay, jay, jay that many of us recognize)…
More than 20 new plants were introduced this year. Check them out here.
Chicago Park District Seed Starting Workshop
DATE: Saturday, January 22 & February 13
TIME: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
LOCATION: Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, 3501 N. Kilbourn
FEE: $10 (cash only)
RSVP: (773) 685-3351
Craving unique vegetables? Want those old fashioned French marigolds? Like the delicate herb chervil? Want to show your children the wonders of plants? Sometimes, to get the plants you want–when you want them–you just have to grow them yourself. Master Gardener and organic advocate Nancy Benjamin will show you the basics of seed starting. Discover seed sources, trays, growing mediums, lights as well as germination tips and times for a whole variety of vegetables and flowers.
This 2-day workshop will be lead by Nancy Benjamin, Master Gardener.
Last week, when the ground was still blanketed in snow, a friend of mine and I went to Morton Arboretum for a winter visit. It was a cold, sunny day. We were pleasantly surprised …