Check out this video from WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.
Inspiration from Rick Bayless: but remember, he’s got a full-time gardener!
These graphs show the direction of the sun on June 21 and later in fall, on October 1. The sun comes from the east, south, and west: it is often blocked by buildings to the west in the late afternoon. Maximize your sun by planting tall items — beans, tomatoes — to the north, so they don’t cast a shadow on your plants.
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