Winter’s (mostly) behind us and we’re ready to grow! It might not quite feel like it yet, but spring is here and it’s time to head back to the garden. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan joins us to prepare WTTW’s organic garden for a fruitful growing season and talk about what’s new for 2016.
Temperatures are starting to drop but that doesn’t signal the end of the gardening season. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan visits the WTTW organic garden to do some planting.
She also shares tips on how gardeners can extend the season a little longer.
Fall may be right around the corner, but the summer crops in WTTW's organic garden are thriving.
The Organic Gardener founder Jeanne Nolan visits the garden to check on the crops with “Chicago Tonight” host Phil Ponce.
Labor Day symbolizes the unofficial end of summer. Though the first day of autumn isn’t until Sept. 23, Chicago area gardeners can begin planting fall crops.
Jeanne Nolan, founder of The Organic Gardener, tells us what we can start planting now.
Summer's unseasonably cool, wet start has transitioned into days that are hot and sticky. What does this mean for watering your garden and harvesting crops?
We check in on the WTTW garden with The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan, who demonstrates best practices for maintaining healthy crops during the dog days of summer.
This season, the WTTW organic garden has been a prolific producer: several heads of lettuce, bundles of kale, and half a dozen bulbs of garlic have been harvested, among other crops.
Some other fruits and vegetables have just reached maturity and are now ready for picking.
The hot, humid weather in Chicago has caused an explosion of growth in the WTTW garden. While the majority of the crops are thriving from this weather, one plant appears to be withering. Will it bounce back?
The WTTW organic vegetable garden is thriving this summer despite all the rain and fluctuations in temperature. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan joins us to harvest mid-summer crops. She’ll also give us some tips on what vegetables can still be planted at this point in the season.
We intentionally planted the crops in our organic vegetable garden in close proximity, but some crops have started crowding out others.
The Organic Gardener maintenance crew helped us remedy this issue and explained why our more than 6-foot tall sugar snap pea plant is starting to yellow.
The unseasonably wet start to the summer has done little to dampen growth in the WTTW garden.
The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan is back with an update from our vegetable patch and some answers to viewer questions.
Now that the temperature has warmed up, we’re ready to plant the seeds and transplants for our summer crops.
The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan visits our garden to help us plant our latest round of viewer selected crops and check in on the crops we planted a month ago.
Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, including the beginning of the summer planting season. If you didn’t get your summer crops planted over the holiday weekend, there’s still plenty of time for you to plant, according to The Organic Gardener.
Jeanne Nolan shares her tips with us for planting warm weather crops ahead of our planned Thursday, June 4 planting.
The first seeds and transplants have been planted in the WTTW organic vegetable garden. While these crops continue to grow, we are asking viewers to help us select our summer crops.
Based on recommendations from Jeanne Nolan, The Organic Gardener, we’re asking viewers to decide which types of cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, and basil we’ll grow. Voting is open through May 18.
On Friday, May 1, Chicago Tonight staff rolled up their sleeves to plant the first round of crops in the WTTW garden with The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan. Crops included plants selected by viewers and a few by The Organic Gardener.
While we just wrapped up planting our first round of crops, we’re already looking ahead to our summer planting. Once again we’re asking viewers to help us select some of the crops based on Nolan’s recommendations.