Category Archives: The Garden

Brussels Sprouts: Three Surprisingly Yummy Ways

I am a late bloomer, when it comes to my discovery of Brussels sprouts.  How could I have gone so long without them? I attribute this gap in my vegetable repertoire to the inexplicable dislike in our society that has … Continue reading

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Dwarf Urban Orchard

I love fruit. I love it for so many reasons. Picking a piece of fruit off a tree and taking a big bite out of it is awesome. You feel like you can taste the sun in the palm of … Continue reading

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Fertility. The Foundation of Life.

One of the big challenges for anyone growing food is the long-term productivity of the growing area. Each time a vegetable is pulled from the ground, it contains some nutrients that now are no longer there. And if nutrients are … Continue reading

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Conceiving, Designing and Building a Greenhouse. (Part 1 of ?)

In an effort to produce more of the food we consume and to extend the growing season here in Chicago, we are planning on building a greenhouse in our back yard. We have roughly 600 to 700 square feet on … Continue reading

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