Filed under Vegetables and Fruits

Scout Designs a Better Cart

Welcome to our weekly Plant Exchange about plants of our region and people who grow them. Noah Anderson of Yankton chose an Eagle Scout project that will have lasting effect on his fellow gardeners at the local community gardens. He and his family have had plots at the garden for years, so Noah was aware … Continue reading

September ‘Fresh from the Garden’

Thanks for joining us on Plant Exchange Blog. This week’s feature is Chef Staci Pederson of Yankton Hy-Vee.  Chef Staci has provided us with tips and ways to prepare our garden harvest throughout the garden season. See her past features among the posts. Chef Staci features a variety of vegetables including kale, apples and winter … Continue reading

Yankton’s Plant Culture Not Forgotten

LaDawn Remington of Yankton worked at Gurney Seed & Nursery for many years as seasonal help before the company left Yankton in 2002. Her parents worked there before she was born. Many others in the drive-in region remember Gurney growing fields. If a business can influence people’s views about plants, then some of those views … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

South Dakota Local Foods Conference in Spearfish, Nov. 2-4   – The 2017 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 3-4 at the Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center in Spearfish, SD. In addition, Thursday, Nov. 2 offers several in-depth pre-conference sessions and tours. This conference provides educational programming and networking opportunities for producers, … Continue reading

July ‘Fresh from the Garden’

When local garden produce is abundant, it helps to consider how to select the best of the crop to eat and have new ways to prepare the food. Chef Staci Pederson of the Yankton Hy-Vee Food Store shares her culinary skills in this week’s Plant Exchange Blog. See Chef Staci’s suggestions for selecting and preparing … Continue reading

Grow Plants Well So They Produce Well

Vegetable and flower gardens are growing, but there’s always a spot that could use a second planting, such as space that opens after radishes are done in hot weather. LaDawn Remington of Yankton is an experienced gardener who shares how she grows plants from seed so they are healthy and yield produce. This is a … Continue reading

June ‘Fresh from the Garden’

Welcome to our Plant Exchange!  We’re thinking about easy summer days. Can’t you just picture yourself leaning back against a tree in the shade, watching this before you? Summer is made for easy days. We’re featuring what to do with garden produce this week. Summer food matches these easy days with fewer scheduled events and … Continue reading

Controlling Weeds in Perennial Beds

Welcome to Plant Exchange! We’re indoors much of the day this week with the first heat wave of spring. This is some of what June is made for:  A country outing. Fine tuning an old friend. A couple of geese and their kid out with a friend. Not for weeds! Alas; procrastination is why I’m … Continue reading

It’s June

  Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog. A new month in growing season is here! Around us we see beautiful gardens at the local community garden. Beans up, potatoes growing and  many transplants in. In fact, that thinking ahead was the inspiration of this harvest photo. But here at Plant Exchange, it’s time to be realistic. … Continue reading