Regional Plant-Related Event

Brookings, S.D. – Growers, processors, chefs and consumers passionate about local foods are invited to register for the 2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC). This regional event will provide networking opportunities, roundtables, speaker panels and educational sessions on marketing, production, business, and food sovereignty. The 2018 SDLFC is scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at the Swiftel … Continue reading

September ‘Fresh from the Garden’

Welcome to Plant Exchange, where we feature plants of the Northern Plains and people who grow them. Gardens in the area have been in harvest for some time. Here at Plant Exchange, the garden was finally planted in June. Tomatoes are ripe! This is the last of this season’s Chef Staci Pederson ‘Fresh from the … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day-September 15th

Welcome to Plant Exchange in South Dakota, USDA Zone 4-5a. We feature mostly plants of the region and people who grow them and tell us about them. We’re glad you joined us on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, to see what we share that’s blooming here. We have had mild dry days for the last few … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

“A Beautiful Spring Starts in the Fall” is a timely talk about planting tulips and the tulip festival presented by Mike Hofman and Keri Drescher on September 25th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this free event to be held at the Pavilion Auditorium on the Avera Hospital Campus, W. 4th St., Yankton, SD, 57078. Mike … Continue reading

Methuselah Monarchs

As Fall approaches, so many changes are around us. Days are shortening and humans transition into different kinds of activities. Trees display their colors. Pollinators flock to late summer blooming plants such as New England asters, many kinds of milkweed, goldenrod, sedum, and sunflowers, to name a few. We’re glad we have grown some of … Continue reading

Korn’s Daylily Comments

Gail Korn of Garden Perennials, south of Wayne, Nebraska, is a regional authority and collector of daylilies. She is completing her 36thand last year of business. She grows a wide array of perennials and a large daylily collection on the hillside by her business. “Daylilies grow in any soil, in fifty states,” Korn said. “Fertility … Continue reading

Daylilies for Your Yard

Daylilies are perennials that grow well in this region if supplied with full sun and adequate moisture. Join us to find out how to plant and manage daylilies. Cynthia Jensen of rural Yankton discusses daylilies throughout the season. It’s our weekly feature at Plant Exchange, where we feature plants of the Northern Plains, and people … Continue reading

August ‘Fresh from the Garden’

Local produce abounds in our gardens and at farmers’ markets. We’re hungry for what is ripe and most flavorful. Chef Staci Pederson, Yankton Hy-Vee Food Stores, provides us with professional tips and her recipes for our produce. This month, the garden staples, corn, potatoes, green beans and zucchini are featured in salads and an entrée. … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–August 15th

Welcome to Plant Exchange on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day—August 15th. Today we’re celebrating life as good as it is on the Northern Plains! Probably planters of flowers here are a bit busty and saggy from the weight of summer growth, but they still have the flash of color that highlights areas of the yard. This … Continue reading