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Hortus in Urbe

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Garden in the City: Brussels Sprouts Are Psyched for Sweater Weather

DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener discovers that Brussels sprouts are one cool customer.

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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.com Chicago's resident urban gardener has plenty of green peppers. But will they ever turn red?

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DNAinfo Chicago's resident urban gardener discovers the secret trick onions have up their sleeves.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener mistakes her sprouting turnips for weeds. Massacre ensues.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener loves her carrots, even if they taste like soap.

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Joining a food revolution is hard work, and DNAinfo's urban gardener isn't always up to the task.

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Labor Day signals the end of summer but not the end of gardening. It's time for fall plantings.

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Your tomatoes are probably bigger than my tomatoes, says DNAinfo's resident urban gardener.

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Mulch controversial? DNAinfo Chicago's urban gardening adventurer, Patty Wetli, explains why.

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DNAinfo Chicago's urban gardener Patty Wetli receives a lesson in plant reproduction.

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An encounter with a master gardener is the latest in reporter Patty Wetli's urban gardening adventures.

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Follow the urban gardening adventures of DNAinfo.com's Patty Wetli as her plans for pesto are foiled.

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DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener discovers there's more to broccoli than meets the eye.

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We've got beans and peas, now what? Follow the urban gardening adventures of DNAinfo.com's Patty Wetli.

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Tomatoes are next up in the urban gardening adventures of DNAinfo.com reporter Patty Wetli.