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Master Gardener Help Line





Do you have a 'burning' garden question???

If you are questioning, flustered, confused or uncertain about what's going on in your garden....and this is making you hot under the collar  then refer those questions to the Master Gardeners at the Master Gardener Help line. Here is what you must remember:

1. Call the hot line number, 394-6814, M- F from 9-2.

2. Persons may also use the hot line email contact at penningtonmg2012@gmail.com to ask a question.

2. If a Master Gardener is helping someone on the phone, you will be asked to leave a message and a phone number. Do that.

3. The Master Gardener will return your call.

4.  The Rapid City Regional Center is located across the parking lot from Menards in the basement of First Interstate bank, Rapid City, SD 57701 |394-1722.The office of the Master Gardener hot line personnel is in that building. The hot line is staffed from Monday -Friday from 9-2. Leave a message or a query on the phone at any time. 

News

How To Store Potatoes For 20-Plus Years

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If 20 years sounds like a long time to store potatoes, then it might surprise you to know that “fresh” potatoes in the grocery store are often 11 months old when you buy them. Modern developments in commercial food storage allow growers to store produce with a chemical (1-methylcyclopropene), which extends the shelf life of vegetables.

 

Of course, fresh potatoes won’t last 20 years, but you can dehydrate them to get that kind of long-term shelf life while maintaining nutritional value.




Now save carrots for 20 years with a dehydrator