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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.

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Where do corn babies come from? DNAinfo's resident urban gardener has the scoop, and it's pretty cool.

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DNAinfo's resident urban gardener asks a bona fide farmer how to detach from her crops.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener discovers beans have a few tricks up their pods.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener looks at the power of plants to transmit family history.

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"Thinning" her corn plants proves traumatic for DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener.

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DNAinfo's resident urban gardener is confronted with the unimaginable — a successful tomato crop.

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DNAinfo's resident urban gardener questions whether lawn care is worth the effort.

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DNAinfo's resident urban gardener finally succumbs to the charms of chives.

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Catch up on the latest adventures of DNAinfo's resident urban gardener, Patty Wetli.

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DNAinfo Chicago's resident urban gardener, Patty Wetli, is back for another year of adventures.

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Chicago police will be stopping motorists in Auburn Gresham to make sure they aren't impaired.

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All good things must come to an end as DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener puts her bed to rest.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener takes a chance and cooks with basil gone bad.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener discovers seed saving is harder than it sounds.