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Hortus in Urbe

About this feature

Hortus in Urbe is a series on growing a green thumb in Chicago’s community gardens by DNAinfo Chicago reporter Patty Wetli.

Albany Park »

DNAinfo Chicago's resident urban gardener wonders if it's already too late to plant fall crops.

Albany Park »

The corn crop of DNAinfo's resident urban gardener has been decimated by critters ... again. Enough.

Lincoln Square »

DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener couldn't keep away from flowers and veggies, even on vacation.

Albany Park »

DNAinfo.com Chicago's resident urban gardener says harvesting beans is like searching for treasure.

Lincoln Square »

DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener doesn't know the names of half her plants — is that bad?

Albany Park »

DNAinfo's resident urban gardener confronts her fear of birds in pursuit of the perfect potatoes.

Albany Park »

There's more to eat in your garden than you might think, according to DNAinfo's resident urban gardener.

Albany Park »

DNAinfo's resident urban gardener's potatoes are showing signs of life, and that needs to stop.

Albany Park »

DNAinfo's resident urban gardener says greens offer a quicker return on investment than other crops.

Albany Park »

DNAinfo's resident urban gardener is having a bit of an existential crisis.

Lincoln Square »

DNAinfo's resident urban gardener has learned to make the most of gardening in the shade.

Lincoln Square »

Those plastic cell packs aren't recyclable, even if they're stamped with a recycling symbol.

Albany Park »

DNAinfo's resident urban gardener can't help comparing her potato patch to more serious efforts.

Downtown »

Lurie's sale will be heavy on native plants, especially ones that support birds and pollinators.