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Unseasonably cold weather in Chicago has delayed the start of spring – at least in terms of planting, says organic gardener Jeanne Nolan. Here are some tips for your spring crops.

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Before you dig in and start planting, give your garden some tender, loving care. The team from the Organic Gardener helps us prepare our soil for spring planting.

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A colorful fall harvest from the WTTW organic garden.

Organic gardener Jeanne Nolan explains how to manage the arrival of cooler fall weather while still enjoying a bounty of vegetables.

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“Each garden, we’re finding, is its own microcosm this year,” said organic gardener Jeanne Nolan. “Some are bountiful and others are delayed. That weather stressed out the plants some, and we’re seeing the results of it.”

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Organic gardener Jeanne Nolan at the WTTW vegetable garden. (Chicago Tonight)

Organic gardener Jeanne Nolan stops by our organic vegetable garden, where we’ve already begun to harvest some of our early starters.

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Jeanne Nolan and Phil Ponce head into the garden to talk about “succession planting” and how it can maximize production.

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Jeanne Nolan and Phil Ponce venture into the WTTW garden for the first round of spring planting – with a little input from viewers.

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As any good gardener knows, the key to healthy plants is starting with good soil. The team from the Organic Gardener helps us prepare our garden for spring planting.

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This week, Chicago will see its first hard frost of the season—and that means it’s time to prepare our WTTW garden for winter. Organic gardener Jeanne Nolan leads the way.

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It may officially be fall, but for the past week Chicago has been experiencing a record-breaking heat wave. Jeanne Nolan joins us in the WTTW organic garden.

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Summer days are drawing to an end, but gardeners looking to maximize the growing season have some options for planting, even as they harvest other crops.

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It’s been a bountiful season for Chicago’s urban gardeners. Jeanne Nolan, The Organic Gardener, joins us with an update from our very own organic garden.

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We’re not the only ones enjoying the tomatoes. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan shares her advice on how to rid our garden of a cute – yet pesky chipmunk.

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Summer is in full swing, and the WTTW garden is in full bloom. Lots of vegetables are ready to pick and to eat.

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Organic gardener Jeanne Nolan explains how to keep your gardening soil productive and shares tips for succession planting. 

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Plump, sun-ripened tomatoes are indisputably the crown jewel of home vegetable gardens, and a successful tomato crop means giving them the best start possible. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan shares her tomato tips.

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