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Black Hills gardeners: Start planning now. Upcoming times for planting, indoors and out, with personalized discussion of the tastiest vegetables.  more

Have you checked the Farmer's Almanac recently for weather conditions that might help with a gardening or travel decision in the Black Hills?  Compare these forecasts with what's out the window as you read this:  

DECEMBER 2017: temperature 28° (3° below avg.); precipitation 0.5" (avg.); Dec 1-9: Snow showers, frigid; Dec 10-15: Sunny, mildDec 16-21: Snow showers, mild; Dec 22-26: Snowy periods, mild; Dec 27-31: Snow showers, frigid.

JANUARY 2018: temperature 36° (8° above avg.); precipitation 0.5" (avg.); Jan 1-3: Snow showers, frigid; Jan 4-11: Sunny, turning warm; Jan 12-18: Snow showers, then sunny, mild; Jan 19-21: Snowy, cold; Jan 22-28: Sunny, mild; Jan 29-31: Snow showers, cold.

Look to the scenic town of Spearfish for a variety of vendors who bring their arts and craft: jewelry, pottery, jewel cases, and furniture. There are baked goods, honey, jams, jellies, relishes and salsas, beef, farm fresh eggs and, of course, fresh produce, from places like Lookout Gardens and Moonrise Mountain Ranch and Good Earth Natural Foods. 

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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.