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Hortus in Urbe

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

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DNAinfo's resident urban gardener has decided to try her hand at potatoes, and it seems complicated.

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A new ordinance would allow community gardens and urban farms to compost more materials.

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DNAinfo's resident urban gardener Patty Wetli is back for another growing season.

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Watch the trailer for Patty Wetli's award-winning gardening column, Hortus Urbe: Garden in the City.

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Add olive oil, sea salt and bake your kale into submission, advises DNAinfo's resident urban gardener.

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Kale-hater Patty Wetli decided to try and bake kale chips, but it didn't turn out so well. 

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Pests have gotten on our urban gardener's last nerve, and she's prepared to fight back with putrescence.

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Native plants might be low maintenance, but they're not no maintenance, says Street & San commish.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener wants a tree planted in her parkway. But at what price?

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener has a crop of late bloomers that seem to think it's still summer.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener harvests her onions and, no surprise, mistakes were made.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener offers up a trio of ideas for this fall's carrot harvest.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener has the scoop on how weather has affected this year's tomato crop.

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DNAinfo Chicago's resident urban gardener mourns the loss of her corn, devoured by rats.