Thursday, April 30, 2015
Garden Plant Research
Use this page as a resource to research important information about plants you'd like to grow in our school garden.
1. Plants must be able to be grown in Chicago
2. At least 2 of your plants must be vegetables or fruits
3. We can’t plant trees, so fruits which grow on trees won’t work this year.
Chicago is in Zone 6
Our average last frost (the last time we get freezing temperatures) is May 1st.
Ten Tips for Successful Gardening
Farmers Almanac Best Time to Plant Vegetables and Watermelon in Chicago
Park Seed “Know Before You Grow” info
Zone Map (Chicago used to be in Zone 5, but now due to climate change, we’re in zone 6)
Guide to Specific Vegetables from the IL Extension Service
Monthly Gardening tips from the Farmers Almanac
Plant Profiles – Look up any plant in this alphabetical list from the Chicago Botanic Garden