Filed under Vegetables and Fruits

Regional Plant-Related Event

Yankton Area Master Gardener Spring Fling “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow—Forty Years of Gardening” is this spring’s topic. Nurseryman and Yankton Nurseries owner, Jay Gurney, and manager Kathy Weiss are presenters. Missouri Valley Master Gardeners host this annual event. They welcome all Master Gardeners and the public to the Pavilion Auditorium on the Avera Campus, W. … Continue reading

Selecting Garden Seeds

Garden seed catalogs provide plenty of choices for garden seeds to grow as seedlings indoors or to plant directly in the flowerbed or vegetable garden when the soil temperature warms in spring. Seed companies favor different kinds of plants, though they may have similar seed sources, not unlike what you see when visiting independent nurseries … Continue reading

AAS Recommends Plants for Containers

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog. We’re thinking about plants for next season. Plant containers are a versatile way to grow flowers and vegetables outdoors. Containers can be moved to the sunny or shade location in season to fit plant needs. Containers of plants can be placed on a deck, away from bunnies and deer. Containers … Continue reading

Our Bountiful Harvests

What sorts of people enjoy gardening at our local community gardens? A recent article in the Yankton Press & Dakotan featured four gardeners working at their plots on a mid-summer day. Though they differ in backgrounds, a common thread is their enjoyment of spending time outdoors and appreciation for the produce from their efforts. The … Continue reading

Idea + Boys and Girls Club = Garden Club

Garden Club is an option that 2nd – 4th grade youth attendees of the Yankton area Boys & Girls Club have had this summer and fall. Horticulturist Cindy Nelsen, Katie Freng of Yankton County 4-H Extension, Stephanie Siebrandt at Boys and Girls Club and her intern Abby Steffen, and nutritionist Angela Knodel of South Dakota … Continue reading

November and Seasonal Transition

Welcome to November at Plant Exchange Blog where we visit about plants and the people who grow them.  Today is cloudy and above freezing so far. We have an inquisitive visitor outside our window. A small plastic greenhouse helps us transition plants from summer outdoors to indoors in winter. Camellias can’t take the South Dakota … Continue reading

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