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SDSU Extension iGrow



Ask an Expert” on iGrow.org:  (The link opens on the iGrow home page. Scroll down to find the Ask an Expert feature.) 


Submit a question via the Internet and receive a response in most cases within 48 hours from local and regional experts (including some Master Gardeners) with expertise in horticulture.  A photo (of up to 1 MB) can be attached. The“Ask an Expert” button is available 24 hrs./day to take questions, and will direct questions back to South Dakota experts to answer if the questioner gives his/her location.

AnswerLine at 1-888.393-6336:  For clientele who prefer a phone call, AnswerLine is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time, Monday-Friday.  Trained staff will help callers identify the right questions to ask to assure a national network of experts have the information needed to answer clientele’s questions within 48 hours.  Staff will not answer calls directly.  Clientele will be asked to provide an email address through which answers will be returned.  For clientele without access to email, a generic email address ofsdsu.hort.questions@sdstate.edu may be used. Clients will receive follow-up communication with the answer.  Please do not use this email to ask questions directly.


If the above options do not result in providing the requested information, some questions may be directed to Extension specialists and field specialists. In the West River, those are the two offices cited above. 


* Note:  Extension Regional Centers and some County Extension Offices will assist clientele in using the above options, but are not expected to provide instant answers to clientele questions.

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Miss Gardening? Grow Green Beans Indoors This Winter

 

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For gardeners who just can’t stand to keep their hands out of the soil for any length of time, growing food indoors in containers can be a great pastime during the winter months.

 

Green beans are a relatively quick-growing vegetable that can be grown inside your home and also look quite beautiful, as well.

 

Plants that you are growing indoors can be started any time of the year, but you still need to remember that they have certain environmental requirements. Green beans need plenty of light, so you will need to place them in a part of your home where they can get a minimum of six hours of sunlight each day. Alternatively, grow lights can work if you do not have a window that gets enough sun.