Upcoming Events

Check this out and circle these 2017 dates on your calendar now!!

Here are the activities and dates for gardening activities involving Black Hills area gardening clubs and master gardeners.

Latest information on 2017 Master Gardener training to be held this summer. Remember when you used to sit-in on college classes? You might be able to sample a particular topic as a refresher--or to see if you want to sign up for the whole shebang.  more 

Black Hills Farmers Market...Master Gardeners will be at the market to answer questions Saturday mornings beginning the first Saturday in June.  New locations for the market within Rapid City have been talked about during recent months. Keeping the market consumer-friendly is always helpful, according to a recent article.  





The 8 Seeds That Can Store At Least 5 Years

While storage methods have a big impact on seed longevity, the type of cultivar also makes a difference. Some of the longest-lasting seeds are members of the cabbage family (Brassicaceae), but there are eight different types of vegetable seeds that will remain viable for about five years, even if not frozen:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Muskmelons
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce

more such survival gardening from Off the Grid News