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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois
Veggie Display

Questions and Answers in the Vegetable Garden

Posted by Ron Wolford -

I harvested my onions in late summer and they began to rot by fall. Why? Onions may rot at either the base or neck. Rotting at the base may be caused by soilborne fungi or damage during harvest, but it is usually caused by damage from root maggots. If onion bulbs rot at the neck, either they have been cured...

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They're Back! Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Deerfield Parking Lot

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) have confirmed that a beetle found in...

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Lightning

Violent Wind Storms Hit Chicago

Posted by Ron Wolford -

One cannot appreciate the damage wind storms cause to trees until they've experienced a storm like the one that passed through Chicagoland on August 4, 2008. Fortunately, major wind storms do not occur on a regular basis. The trees that normally take the brunt of the damage - Chinese and Siberian elms, poplars, silver maples, birches and willows - are the predictable victims. All of these speci...

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